We might say–and truly believe–that we’re doing everything we can…

Screen Shot 2013-02-26 at 3.50.48 PM“We might say–and truly believe–that we’re already doing everything we can to avoid suffering.

But if we were to look more closely, we might see that, while hating our pain, we seem to love many of the things that cause it. So there’s a slight disconnect between our intentions and our behavior. It’s like having revulsion for the hangover but finding drinking very appealing.

The problem is, as much as we think we want to be free of our suffering, we keep repeating the patterns of behavior that perpetuate it. Not only are we habituated to these causes, like indulging in fits of anger and jealosy, but we even enjoy the excitement we feel when we give in to them.”

–Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche “Rebel Buddha”

About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
This entry was posted in Dharma, Quotes by other persons, Spirituality and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s