augustus 2019

go with the flow

Posted on aug 31, 2019

We have to know how to hold things lightly, and with joy. This enables us to be open to the flow of life. When we solidify, we lose so much.
Engaged in a relationship with our partner, our children, and with others in this world, we may solidify them by casting them in certain roles. That’s how we see them.
And after a while, we no longer experience the real person in the moment. We just see our projection of that person. Even though they are completely unique, and even though they may actually be transforming and changing within, we don’t see that any more, because all we see is our pattern. …
Then people get bored with each other, or at least they get kind of locked into a relationship which has lost its early vitality. …
That’s because we don’t experience the actual moment; we just experience our version of events.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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de dood onder ogen zien

Posted on aug 12, 2019

In het voorjaar van 1992 werd Mimi Maréchal ziek. Ze aanvaardde haar situatie en de lichamelijke klachten in de daaropvolgende drie jaar met verbazingwekkende kalmte. Men zei haar wel eens:

‘Zen helpt je vast om de dood onder ogen te zien.’

Mimi antwoordde dan:

‘Nee, dat doet het niet, maar het onder ogen zien van de dood helpt me om zen te beoefenen.’ 

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