Sunday, August 18, 2013

We Sculpt Our "Self" Moment By Moment

     "In a moment of anger, whether acted out, verbalized, or merely seething unexpressed within, one trains oneself to become angrier by laying down a thin layer of angry disposition. A person so disposed to anger will more and more easily erupt in anger anew at any provocation.
     But in a moment of kindness a kindly disposition is deposited, and one becomes incrementally more disposed to kindness. 
     The attitude with which we respond to an object of experience, with anger or with kindness, will therefore not only influence the causal field outside ourselves but also progressively reshape our very character."

       Olendzki A. "Unlimiting Mind. The Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism." Wisdom Publications, Boston, 2010.

     Watch Olendzki's interview:

Kensington Market, Toronto

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