Monday, August 5, 2013

Gaining Insight from Obstacles, posted by Janice Brodowsky



Gaining Insight from Obstacles

Using meditation or therapy to try to shut down parts of our experience is ultimately counterproductive. We do not have to be afraid of entering unfamiliar territory once we have learned how to hold experience within the gentleness of our own minds. Learning to transform obstacles into objects of meditation provides a much needed bridge between the stillness of the concentrated mind and the movement of real life.
- Mark Epstein, "Stopping the Wind"
Beebe Lake, Ithaca NY
Photo by Janice Brodowsky

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Meaning of Letting Go, by Melodie Beattie. Posted by Janice Brodowsky

"Letting go doesn’t mean we don’t care. Letting go doesn’t mean we shut down. Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible—controlling that which we cannot—and instead, focus on what is possible—which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible.” ~ Melody Beattie
Photo taken from my back deck in Ithaca NY by Janice Brodowsky

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Deserving Love, posted by Janice Brodowsky

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

~ Buddha Quote ~

Janice Brodowsky

What You Are Now, posted by Janice Brodowsky

"What you are is what you have been. What you'll be is what you do now."

~ Buddha ~

Janice Brodowsky