"Awareness" (Explored - January 31, 2012)
Meditating on the wise words of Pema Chodron...
If there were two (or three) people who were exactly the same – same body, same speech, same
mind, same mother, same father, same house, same food, everything the same – one of them could use what she has to wake up and the others could use it to become more resentful, bitter and sour. It doesn’t matter what you’re given, whether it’s physical deformity or enormous wealth or poverty, beauty or ugliness, mental stability or instability, life in the middle of a madhouse or life in the middle of a peaceful, silent desert. Whatever you’re given can wake you up or put you to sleep. That’s the challenge of now: What are you going to do with what you have already -- your body, your speech, your mind?