Friday, November 30, 2012

Momentum of the World

     "The masters of the past suggest we should constantly remind ourselves about: the imminence of death; the futility of our worldly activities; and the worst news of all, that there is no end to samsara's sufferings. Just look around you and you will see that the world never ceases to churn out more and more of the same thing, and that the result is unremitting pain and unbearable suffering. It's no surprise, then, that the masters have pointed out, that to maintain mindfulness for as long as it takes to drink a cup of tea accumulates more merit than years of practicing generosity, discipline, and asceticism."

         Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse   Shambhala Sun January 2013

"You better stop
Look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes

Here comes your 19th nervous breakdown."     Rolling Stones

     The role of cognitive defusion - "I am not my thoughts" - to help extricate ourselves from the momentum of the world is worth deep investigation. Though "cognitive", the "defusion" can become established at visceral / subconscious depths - as we cultivate the will and vow to become porous (realize our porous nature)?

Photo: Juraj Lacko

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