A Form of Aggression

I forgot to say Happy New Year yesterday. They were talking about the futility of New Years resolutions in the paper and I was thinking that I haven’t made a resolution in a long time. Pema Chodron says “the desire to change is fundamentally a form of aggression towards yourself.” She goes on to say that our hang-ups contain our wealth. She says the idea isn’t to get rid of your [weakness or bad habit or whatever] but to make friends with it and see it clearly. (The Wisdom of No Escape, Shambhala pp. 14-15.) I’m going to see how far I can work this idea on my stuff this year.

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