“The painful thing is that when we buy into disapproval, we are practicing disapproval. When we buy into harshness, we are practicing harshness. The more we do it, the stronger these qualities become. How sad it is that we become so expert at causing harm to ourselves and others. The trick then is to practice gentleness and letting go. We can learn to meet whatever arises with curiosity and not make it such a big deal.” Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart: Advice for Difficult Times
This is an insightful observation about how our minds work and how that effects our lives. It’s good advice I think. With that in mind, I’ll be taking down my two posts about the weekend…especially as I’ve thought of things/ways that I might have done differently or how things might have happened that indicate might not be fully as I saw them, regarding Remus’s wife and her intentions/actions. I’d like to practice gentleness and letting go very actively. It’s not always easy to do…but it is very worth doing since it develops a deep happiness and curiosity about life and people.