Jul 27, 2009

Pema Chodron on addictions

http://pemachodron.org/

At each moment of time, we can just completely cut discursiveness and open to the moment as an act of total freedom. We can cut through the solidity of identity, can cut through the solidity of our sense of identity, can cut through the solidity of our sense of problem and can just let the problem go. We can cut through the strong sense of "I need this now," "I have to get something out of this," we can cut through that.

But in order to do this we have to develop a sense that it is safe to stay with the present and not look for alternatives, that it is completely safe and even useful not to look for alternatives. Another way of looking at this is to say that we have a sense of warmth for the uncomfortable energy of the present moment, for the raw quality of energy, regardless of how irritating it is.

1 comment:

OMYWORD! said...

Well, I needed to read that last sentence right now. "...have a sense of warmth for the uncomfortable energy of the present moment, for the raw quality of energy, regardless of how irritating it is." Nice.

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