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Day 309 – Vienna Collage 2

November 11, 2012

 

“Viewing our day as a battle separates us from the world around us, and makes it appear that our daily lives are something that we need to conquer, subjugate, or just survive. […] Instead you can view your life as a rich opportunity. When the alarm clock goes off, you can take a minute to reflect on everything you have in your life – your friends, family, whatever you care about – and appreciate it. As you enter your day, you could take some time to meditate, and watch how taking that little bit of time for you makes you feel more spacious and your mind more expansive. […] If you do this, you may find that the world that previously seemed so intimidating, so worth fighting against, is not as difficult when you don’t bring your fixed passion, aggression, and confusion to each scenario, and instead infuse each new situation with spaciousness. The less we buy into our set version of how things should be, the more we can be available to things as they are. When we are able to do this, our lives are not a battle, but a playground for us to enjoy.” (Lordo Rinzler, The Buddha Walks Into A Bar: A Guide to Life For a New Generation, 2012)

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