Concepts

January 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM | Posted in Meditation, Personal Development | 2 Comments
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Several weeks ago I wrote this from Thich Nhat Hanh in my notebook:

“So we must be careful. We must not imprison ourselves in concepts.”

Then the other day I had my troublesome hip x-rayed and got the bad news very quickly: arthritis. I knew something was wrong – after a year of therapy it wasn’t getting better – ┬ábut I was still bummed.

This morning I was reading the slender Monk and as if he was reading my mind:

“Perfect Health” is just an idea. Learn to live in peace with whatever ailments you have. Try to transform them but don’t suffer too much.

I walked out of prison laughing at myself..

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  1. I can relate with this post very well.

  2. I did think of you as I wrote it. You handle the vissisitudes well.


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