2.18.2008

for my sangha

"rejoicing in ordinary things takes guts. each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us we enter the sacred warrior's world....
gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. one inspires us, the other softens us....
a further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us....
the truth you believe in and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new....
now is the only time; how we relate to it creates the future. in other words, if we're going to be more cheerful in the future, it's because of our aspiration and exertion to be cheerful in the present. what we do accumulates; the future is the result of what we do right now."

{photo by rosakranse}

3 comments:

tangobaby said...

It doesn't matter what time of day or night it is, I can always come here and find something beautiful to read and to see.

Thank you for some powerful words that I'll think about often. And a wonderful image, too.

vineeta said...

I truly thank you for this one Angie. like tangobaby said- powerful, beautiful. I think I will keep coming back to read this one. Each minute is a choice- and we so forget that...

studio wellspring said...

hi lovely ladies! i'm happy to share inspiration as i find it ~ in this crazy distracting world i know we can all use any positive reinforcement we can get. :o)