Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rejoicing in the ordinary

Many people who come to talk to me are simply flabbergasted by the idea that they need to make friends with themselves. This notion is a recurring theme within the writings of  Pema Chödrön and that's one of the reasons I have such respect for her teaching:
‎"The key is to be here, fully connected with the moment, paying attention to the details of ordinary life. By taking care of ordinary things-our pots and pans, our clothing, our teeth - we rejoice in them. When we scrub a vegetable or brush our hair, we are expressing appreciation: friendship toward ourselves and toward the living quality that is found in everything."


  1. Anonymous1:55 PM

    You're a Herod? Then why are you lecturing on morality? You might as well ask Mussolini to act as spokesman for charities to help Ethiopia and Somalia.

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Excuse me...you who wrote the first post...


    Is this Robert Evans again, masquerading as who knows what?

    Why don't you go and find some crazy person's blog and hang out there, where your comments make sense to others.

    annie c

  3. Hi, Annie. I didn't notice that this was here.

    I think Mr. Anonymous MEANT to post it over on MadPriest's blog because that was a topic over on one of his posts.

    Anonymous probably had two comment windows open at the same time and mistakenly posted a remark here that he intended for elsewhere! You're so right. It makes absolutely NO SENSE in connection with the Pema Chödrön quote!

  4. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Too bad for the Mad Priest, although I have no doubt he can handle this one!

    loved seeing you in Tulsa recently...thank you for your insight and inspiration. it helps me daily.



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