"When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think that somehow they're going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they really are. ... But loving-kindness --- maitri --- toward ourselves doesn't mean getting rid of anything. Maitri means that we can still be crazy after all these years. We can still be angry after all these years. We can still be timid or jealous or full of feelings of unworthiness. The point is not to try to change ourselves. Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It's about befriending who we are already. The ground of practice is you or me or whoever we are right now, just as we are. That's the ground, that's what we study, that's what we come to know with tremendous curiosity and interest." - Pem Chondron
I found this on the website www.makinghappy.com She quoted it from somewhere else and now i stole it. I like it and think it makes sense.
At the moment i'm having job interviews, filling in application forms for commissions, jobs and award schemes and still finding time to drink a gallon of coffee a day.
I've also started reading books again, like fiction books i mean. Currently i'm into one about the New York art scene. The last thing thats taking up my spare time is producing my zine that will drop in a couple of weeks at the lastest. It being the first and launch issue it will probably be free of charge to those who want one.
If anyone is reading this leave a comment, just saying the word "Brazil" thank you.