Sunday Quote: Gratitude or grievance

At every moment we have the choice of either feeling gratitude for what has been given to us or indulging in grievance about what is missing. 

Grievance and gratitude are polar opposites.

John Welwood, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships.

Holding on and letting go

Letting go is about carefully revealing assumptions, biases, and life messages (‘There’s something wrong with me, I’m unworthy’) and releasing them.

You can liken the process to a gradual descent out of the tumult and the gridlock of your personal world into the free space of the unconditioned. It’s rather like lowering oneself down a rope. You have to know how to do that. It is a matter of holding on to something you trust, even though it seems like a thin strand, then letting go a little bit and trusting the downward pull.

Ajahn Sucitto