Thursday, June 12, 2014

Maybe a Chip is Just a Chip - "Nonjudgemental Openness"

As I’ve been increasingly feeling guilty for the chip on my shoulder when it comes to meeting new guys & giving my time to them….this great weekly reminder from came via email.  I love this because it reminds me to accept where I am. I’m at a weird crossroads where I still want to meet someone but I don’t want to invest much until I know they are worth my time.  Am I being too stingy? Too picky? Maybe I shouldn’t judge and just be happy that right now I’m happy….just hanging out with me.  

June 11, 2014
Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle [through the practice of meditation], we’ll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly. This can be a painful experience. I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now, not as we wish we were or think we ought to be. By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and to whatever arises, to our surprise and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming the never-pin-downable quality of life, experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy.

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