Seeds

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I have posted this before but, like most of our practice, it is something we need to remember, or be mindful of. At times we fall into the trap of complaining,  causing suffering for ourselves or others:

We often ask, ‘what’s wrong?’  Doing so, we invite painful seeds of sorrow to come up and manifest. We feel suffering, anger, and depression, and produce more such seeds. We would be much happier if we tried to stay in touch with the healthy, joyful seeds inside of us and around us. We should learn to ask, ‘what’s not wrong?’ and be in touch with that.

Thich Nhat Hahn

photo steven depolo

3 thoughts on “Seeds

  1. Hey…thank you for the thought to meet in the city. I have had an unusual night of little sleep…eating many potatoes to drop back–my go-to solution that hasn’t worked. So I’m going to lay low tomorrow. I said no to the puppy 😔 and since I’m doing a big push on a fund raiser for Girls Inc I am going to say no to an effort for Zina’s mom-just can’t hit up my friends twice for $$$$.

    Anyway, small problems but may be impeding sleep. TMI!!

    Hope you’re getting many zzzzz’s

    Sent from my iPhone

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