Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Wave


"Consider all the pain and all the pleasure
You have ever experienced,
As waves on a very deep ocean which you are..."
~The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche, PH.D

After all the excitement of last week, I am feeling pretty under the weather with the onset of a nasty cold.
So today, I am doing my best to gracefully accept even this wave of my ocean, to embrace the full spectrum of my experience by being present with it, by being gentle with myself and by giving myself permission to be "down and out".
What are you doing today to embrace the full spectrum of your experience?



aimee said...

absolutely! give it a rest and be good to yourself! xo

Kristen said...

I love this! Embrace that cold! Embrace it right out of your body! :)

And did you have to ask this question about what we are doing to embrace the full spectrum of our experience? On the weekend I had an experience that was very hard to deal with - my partner's ex coming to the birthday party of *his* childhood friend. There's lots of bad blood there, and man oh man is she hard for me to embrace! I don't want to harbor bad feelings towards her, but after everything that has gone on, it is hard to embrace her being a part of our social circle.

If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I would love to hear them!

Thanks so much for this post, and just have to say, that as someone who loves the ocean, I especially loved your analogy and picture.


JodiB said...

Sorry to hear you are under the weather. I hope you find a way to sit quietly and just have a look at your own art all around you. That is bound to make you feel better. I know it does me - even just seeing it on your blog!


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