Sunday, November 26, 2006

Our task

Please remember that the teaching to accept our thoughts without judgment when we meditate does not mean we should renounce action when compassion demands it. Acceptance and approval are not the same thing at all. But we need to take action with the greatest degree of equanimity possible. And we need to be realistic about what we can actually do:

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

-- Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I like the word "mend". It has a nurturing quality to it.

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