Harnessing Difficult Situations – mindfulness of the messiness of life

Harnessing Difficult Situations

Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.

– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “Teachings on the Nature of Mind and Practice”

Hope this is as timely for you as me; I’d just stood up form a mindfulness sitting jammed full of distracted thinking about an ongoing, interpersonally challenging work situation – thinking “I could hardly call that meditation!” as I read the above quoteI instantly reframed that previous sitting practice as a blazing bonfire …feeling warmed by glow of even having managed to remember to practice at all in the circumstances!

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