Monday, December 12, 2011

Suffering as a choice

Kent c Norton/norton mind-body
Certified Court Mediator/healthcare

Franz Kafka
"You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is
something you are free to do
 and it accords with your nature, but
 the very holding back/
 is the one//
 suffering you could avoid."
me:*sometimes when the anger comes, like a wild, hungry Alaskan bear, impatient, self-centered, territorial; but if we, instead of criticizing it and blaming ourselves as in 'here i go again', we just bow to it and honor it as a sacred being with its own self, then, breathe, attain the neutral posture; it may stand still for a moment in between breaths, lose its balance and fall under its own mass; leaving us to again walk freely the path of consciousness and mindfulness that we experienced with our first infant breath.  
tara brach helped with this. Thanks, Master Tara

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("All men by nature desire to know" - Aristotle*)  

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