Monday, April 23, 2012

remove the pot

“The solution is not to suppress our thoughts and desires,
 for this would be impossible;
it would be like trying to keep a pot of water from boiling
by pressing down tightly on the lid.
The only sensible approach is to train ourselves to observe our thoughts
without following them.
This deprives them of their compulsive energy & is therefore
like removing the pot of boiling water from the fire.”

-Lama Thubten Yeshi

I need a lot more practice at this!
I tend to follow my thoughts wherever they want to lead-
and it’s usually not to where I should go.


The Wild Optimist said...

me, too! Thank you for sharing.

Stratoz said...

stumbled here form my friend's blog. I will carry this thought with me this evening, and may it linger within me for a while