A Small Thing

Life is like wine. The closer that you pay attention to it and the more you learn about its subtleties, the deeper and more profound your actual experience of it will be. It will literally “taste” different.

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Appreciating Ourselves and Taking Responsibility for Ourselves

A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused. Instead of appreciating our lives, we often take our existence for granted or we find it depressing and burdensome.

People threaten to commit suicide because they aren’t getting what they think, they deserve out of life. They blackmail others with the threat of suicide, saying that they will kill themselves if certain things don’t change. Certainly we should…

- Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

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