Friday, February 10, 2012

"Strong opinions, lightly held"

On Tuesday, my most Zen colleague said he'd heard someone saying this, "It's ok to have strong opinions. But lightly held", at a work meeting.

Later that very evening, I was at a "Opinions and Truth" meditation class at IMSB, and the talk was about - ditto! I told my teacher this quote after the talk and she liked it so much that she wanted to include it in her teachings, and sat to write it down!

And, I guess, nature was conspiring for me to get that message. And it couldn't be clearer nor come at a more appropriate time! How much I needed it! I certainly want people around me to be that way, but, let me start with the easiest one. Me :)

It's all alright-o! :)