Wednesday, January 30, 2008

nature remains ~ waking up

nature remains 4

From Coming To Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zinn

"This is a journey that we are all on, everybody on the planet, whether we like it or not; whether we know it or not, whether it is unfolding according to plan or not. Life is what it is about, and the challenge of living it as if it really mattered. Being human, we always have a choice in this regard. We can either be passively carried along by forces and habits that remain stubbornly unexamined and which imprison us in distorting dreams and potential nightmares, or we can engage in our lives by waking up to them and participating fully in their unfolding, whether we 'like' what it happening in any moment or not. Only when we wake up do our lives become real and have even a chance of being liberated from our individual and collective delusions, diseases, suffering."  p2

" and interesting things happen when we do not collapse in the presence of our fears..." p4


I'm on page four and already I'm thinking this book is life changing

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