Re: [Buddhaviharas] Sharon Salzberg on equanimity - pleasure and pain
- Dear Ms. Werner....
Thank you so much for this beautiful, right-to-the-point, very useful teaching!
With Metta...Colin Neal
From: sharon werner <sharonwerner@...>;
Subject: [Buddhaviharas] Sharon Salzberg on equanimity - pleasure and pain
Sent: Tue, Jul 16, 2013 11:58:32 AM
"When we feel unhappiness or pain, it is not a sign that things have
gone terribly wrong or that we have done something wrong by not being
able to control circumstances. Pain and pleasure are constantly
coming and going, and yet we can be happy. When we allow for the
mystery, sometimes we discover that right in the heart of a very
difficult time, right in the midst of a painful situation, there is
freedom. In those moments when we realize how much we cannot
control, we can learn to let go."
~ Sharon Salzberg, "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of
Happiness," Shambhala Publications, 1995
May this be of benefit.