Holding still

by tamarjacobson

Quote of the day

Of course, I don't walk around joy-filled every day. I am still impatient, and easily rattled by stress. I have days when I am lost in a fog of self-pity or soul-draining misery. Many mornings I still wake up in a sour mood, and I can ruminate over a casual remark to the point of absurdity … I continue to hold my rank as the worst Buddhist in the world. But I am more capable of inviting joy into my life. [Mary Pipher, Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World – page 216]

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The key to self-alteration - 

is in the holding still - 
experiencing the pain. 
The only way - 
is through.
Letting go of the ego.

Taking my Self less seriously.
At the other end –
is joy.