Arrows

Do you ever read about Tibetan Buddhist Meditation? .... Yeah, me neither. Until the last few months, that is. There's a time for all things, I guess?

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"Instead of trying to avoid our uneasiness and off-centeredness by running away, we could begin to open our hearts to the human dilemma that causes so much misery in this world. We could realize that the way to turn this devaptura 'arrow' in to a 'flower' is to open our hearts and look at how we try to escape. With enormous gentleness and clarity, we could look at how weak we are. In this way we can discover that what seems to be ugly is in fact the source of wisdom and a way for us to reconnect with our basic wisdom mind.'

 

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I've read this passage by Pema Chödrön very many times, and I don't have an interpretation for you exactly but I think you and I both know what it's talkin' bout, right?