Opening Up To Life …

Angel in Florence, Italy, Polaroid Transfer on Water Color Paper, Copyright, Joan Z. Rough, 1998

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dying nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, and your mind open. And you notice when you get caught up in prejudice, bias, and aggression. You develop an enthusiasm for no longer watering those negative seeds, from now until the day you die. And you begin to think of your life as offering endless opportunities to start doing things differently.

Pema Chodron

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2 Responses to Opening Up To Life …

  1. Clara says:

    Lovely quote, Joan, to start my day. Thanks.

  2. jzrart says:

    You are so welcome!

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