The Shambhala approach is to befriend what is there, the everyday occurrence, which is real, obvious and constant. Then first thought, best thought becomes a shocking experience, which shocks us into reality. It may be the same blue sky and the same Volkswagen car that we drive to work every day. But that ordinariness is extraordinary. That is the dichotomy: when you live life in a thoroughly ordinary way, it is extraordinary.
from the book Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala
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Further quotes from the book Great Eastern Sun:
- You have to do it
- First mind, first thought
- Facing our lives
- Feeling too naked
- The primordial dot
- Trusting in yourself first
- Smile at fear
- Decency is free from trickery
- The majesty of the world is always there
- Somebody has to do it
- The heart of goodness in you
- Enjoy your goodness