Withdrawing permission

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In standing still and receiving life with all its adversity and sorrow, you have withdrawn your permission for suffering to define your life. You have also withdrawn your consent to living in fear. Something profound happens in your heart when you turn with kindness toward all the circumstances of pain which you have previously repressed, dismissed or fled from. There is a softening, an opening, a deepening capacity and willingness to understand sorrow and its cause.

Christine Feldman, Compassion

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2 thoughts on “Withdrawing permission

  1. Yes, turning with kindness towards life, without conditions or judgement, is a simple choice we can continue to make. That brings us more fully alive and loving.
    Thanks for finding and sharing these words.

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