Quote of the day – LovingKindess

imagesEverything in life changes. The path to true happiness is one of integrating and fully accepting all aspects of our experience. This integration is represented in the Taoist symbol of yin/yang, a circle which is half dark and half light. In the midst of the dark area is a spot of light, and in the midst of the light area is a spot of darkness. Even in the depths of darkness, the light is implicit. Even in the heart of light, the dark is understood, acknowledged, and absorbed, If things are not going well for us in life and we are suffering, we are not defeated by the pain or closed off to the light. If things are going well and we are happy, we are not defensively trying to deny the possibility of suffering. –Sharon Salzberg, from Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

I have this book, unfortunately by looking at Amazon it appears to be a collectors item now. Can’t imagine why it would be out of print. It’s a wonderful book!

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  1. Gianna – your comment doesn’t sound insensitive. I am angry at myself and to be honest, shouldn’t be commenting in the blog-o-sphere right now. Thanks for the link, I will check it out tomorrow.


  2. well…bplife..if it’s the first time consider yourself lucky…

    shit, that might be a sorta nasty or insensitive thing to say, but I’ve had really horrible experiences numerous times…as part of the withdrawal…

    anyway…with anger I just try to let myself feel it deeply…in meditation…and you can practice a loving kindness meditation even if you feel angry..

    I think I posted a sample one here once…let me look:

    yup…here you go…


    and it’s okay to feel whatever you feel while you say the words…that’s the beauty of meditation…all is good…and it’s okay to let yourself be what you are.

    peace and I hope you feel better soon.

  3. I am fighting hard to remember loving kindness right now. I am so angry. The past is smothering me tonight. This is the first time in my fight to get off meds that I would welcome the numbness that they provide.

  4. I buy from the sellers on amazon…and they are all small sellers…I can’t leave the house…I do love my local small bookstore otherwise!

    I usually get most of my books used for under 5 bucks through amazon sellers.

  5. I don’t think it’s out of print hon – I found it on Amazon without a problem. Maybe you were looking at an old edition?

    I do encourage all your readers to purchase their books from independent bookstores, preferably local small independent booksellers, though 🙂

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