Harvesting Our Obstacles~ January 24th.

Via Benjamin Riggs
on Jan 24, 2011
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“Connecting with the openness of our hearts and minds…”

“There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.” ~from Shambhala: The Sacred Path Of The Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian

In the video below Pema Chodron elaborates on this principle…

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About Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


2 Responses to “Harvesting Our Obstacles~ January 24th.”

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  2. TamingAuthor says:

    Pema grouchy? No.

    Excellent post, Ben. Love the teachings of Trungpa as commented upon by Pema Chodron. Such a gentle wind of wisdom blowing over the planet.