Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Letting go

We talked about what "letting go" means in the ongoing classes this week and most people really felt the following quotation was helpful:

Once we see that everything is impermanent and ungraspable and that we create a huge amount of suffering if we are attached to things staying the same, we realize that relaxing and letting go is a wiser way to live. Letting go does not mean not caring about things. It means caring about them in a flexible and wise way.

-- Jack Kornfield

I really love the principle of caring in "a flexible and wise way." That keeps our approach both responsible and normal.

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