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02 August 2007 @ 05:27 pm
A Useful Tool  
Cannot run out of time.
There is infinite time.
You are finite.
Zathras is finite.
This is... wrong tool.

- Zathras, Babylon 5 "War Without End: Part 2"

[Rinpoche] began to ask us to label our thoughts "thinking." We'd be sitting there [in meditation] with the out-breath, and before we knew what had happened, we were gone - planning, worrying, fantasizing - completely in another world, a world totally made of thoughts. At the point when we realized we'd gone off, we were instructed to say to ourselves "thinking" and, without making it a big deal, to simply return again to the out-breath. [...] Saying "thinking" is a very interesting point in the meditation. It's the point at which we can consciously train in gentleness and in developing a nonjudgmental attitude.

- Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
 
 
Current Mood: touchedthinking, silence, thinking...
 
 
 
Darkmanedarkmane on August 3rd, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I love Zathras, I really think they were my favorite race.
RocketGirl: Worshipeonen on August 3rd, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
No one listen to poor Zathras.
Dennisdarksabbat on August 4th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
you are made of the awesome, anyone who quotes b5 in my book is the rawk.