Searching for answers

“There is a story of a woman running away from tigers. She runs and runs and the tigers are getting closer and closer. When she comes to the edge of a cliff, she sees some vines there, so she climbs down and holds on to the vines.

Looking down, she sees that there are tigers below her as well. She then notices that a mouse is gnawing away at the vine to which she is clinging. She also sees a beautiful little bunch of strawberries close to her, growing out of a clump of grass. She looks up and she looks down. She looks at the mouse.

Then she just takes a strawberry, puts it in her mouth, and enjoys it thoroughly. Tigers above, tigers below. This is actually the predicament that we are always in, in terms of our birth and death.

Each moment is just what it is. It might be the only moment of our life; it might be the only strawberry we’ll ever eat.

We could get depressed about it, or we could finally appreciate it and delight in the preciousness of every single moment of our life.”

― Pema Chödrön, The Wisdom of No Escape: How to Love Yourself and Your World.

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4 thoughts on “Searching for answers

    • Me gusta que te guste, amiga, no debemos sufrir tanto por las cosas porque las cosas cambian muy rapidamente, por eso es tan importante vivir el presente y cada momento de tu vida como si fuera el ultimo…me gusta mucho Pema y toda la filosofia budista, me motiva a ser fuerte y a continuar..

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  1. Precioso Sol. Gracias por compartir esta historia, ni te imaginas lo que necesito este tipo de enseñanzas en estos momentos de mi vida. Ya busqué cuando me lo aconsejaste, pero en español está mas complicado. Intentaré hacerme con algo de Pema.
    Gracias de nuevo, eres un Sol. Un abrazo reina.

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    • Sigue buscando algo de Pema, te va ayudar mucho Mon, solo piensa que todo lo que te pase en este recorrido es parte de la razon por la que vamos creciendo y aprendiendo..todo pasara no te preocupes…Te envio todos mis buenos pensamientos para ti..Love. Sol

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