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24 August 2007 @ 01:57 pm
Anger  
The life of one who is always angry is painful and generally very lonely. The one who harms you is under the influence of patterns that could continue to produce suffering forever.

[...] Remember that the one who harms you does not need to be provoked further and neither do you. You can connect with your heart and recognize that, in this very moment, millions are burning with the fire of aggression just as you two are. Sit still with the restlessness and pain of the anger, neither acting it out nor repressing it, and let the searing quality of the energy tame you and strengthen you and make you kinder.

- Pema Chödrön
"When the Going Gets Rough"
Shambhala Sun Magazine, July 1998
 
 
 
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Kburgunder on August 24th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: like two dogs fighting...
That RULES. I don't remember the one, and totally love it, and will so be quoting it ;)
Kburgunder on August 24th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: like two dogs fighting...
the one, that one. English hard. Especially on Fridays!
yvetteserpentmoon on August 25th, 2007 08:12 am (UTC)
Re: like two dogs fighting...
That's so funny. I read the "That RULES" comment and didn't notice anything wrong with it, then read this one and was totally confused. "huh? wha?" lol
yvetteserpentmoon on August 25th, 2007 08:10 am (UTC)
Re: like two dogs fighting...
Indeed, that totally RULES!