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27 September 2007 @ 10:15 am
Tao of the Day  
There is compassion and there is idiot compassion;
there is patience and there is idiot patience;
there is generosity and there is idiot generosity.
For example, trying to smooth everything out to avoid confrontation,
to not rock the boat,
is not what's meant by compassion or patience.
Then you are not trying to step into unknown territory,
to find yourself more naked with less protection and therefore more in contact with reality.
Instead, you use the idiot forms of compassion and so forth just to get ground.
- Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty
 
 
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Kburgunder on September 27th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
I will hopefully wrap up in one more week. If you still want to borrow it then, it's all yours. Chapter 70+ is especially jaw-dropping.
Dancing Until My Last Breathbatboymaxx on September 27th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Screw it, I'm going to go buy that book. Relevance every time. Amazing.
Kburgunder on September 27th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Have you had a chance to read When Things Fall Apart yet?