Thursday, February 2, 2012
Graditude moving us forward
Filling up with lots of warm feelings from nice people lately. I feel like every time I reach out my hand -- nervously, tentatively -- someone new takes it and squeezes all the fear right out of me. It helps immensely as I try to move forward.
Moving forward isn't possible without a heaping does of maitri, which is a word I've learned from another new friend, Pema Chodron. If you haven't listened to the recordings of her talking things over with retreat attendees you must. True Happiness is a good one, but Getting Unstuck was the one I started with. I'd start there. It really gets you accustomed to the sort of listening experience she's offering.