October 23, 2015

Norman Fischer on Quicksilver Changes

Thought of the Day:

“In a Zen retreat we have a format for working with these quicksilver changes: we sit with them, we pay attention to them... Being steady with mindfulness as an anchor for all the changes we go through is the way we practice forbearance. And you can employ this same method anywhere anytime: just pay close attention to the details of what is going on internally and externally. Don't flinch, don't run away. Trust what happens. Take your stand there.”

— Norman Fischer, Sailing Home: Using Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls

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