Coogee Buddhist Group

How to deal with difficult situations

On Tue, 15 March, 2016 - 12:44
Dhammalata's picture

‘With the acknowledgement and acceptance of the facts also comes a degree of freedom from them. For example when you know there’s disharmony and you hold that “knowing”, through your knowing a new factor has come in, and the disharmony cannot remain unchanged. When you know you are not at peace, your knowing creates a still space that surrounds your nonpeace in a loving and tender embrace and then transmutes your nonpeace into peace. As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace to grow and love to enter.’
                                                                                                                                                                                                Eckhart Tolle  - The Power of Now

I love this quote! It’s something I find subtle but precious and powerful in my own life. Sometimes situations are so hard and so apparently complex that the best I can do is just sit with them and create a space around what’s going on.

Another practitioner calls it ‘putting things into a larger container’. To try and force a solution when one is confused, in pain and the stakes are high often just escalates things ……

And I know that meditation increases our capacity to to what Eckhart Tolle has so eloquently described.

Hope you can join us for meditation this week

Thursday     7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday        8 - 8.50 am

Much metta

Padmadakini and dharmalata

PS: New Film Night and shared vego dinner is scheduled for Saturday April 2nd at 6 pm - please put it in your diary!

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