“Fruition” implies that at some future time you will feel good. One of the most powerful Buddhist teachings is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will. As long as you’re wanting yourself to get better, you won’t. As long as you are oriented toward the future, you can never just relax into what you already have or already are.
from the book Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
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Further quotes from the book Comfortable with Uncertainty:
- Pain and pleasure go together
- Complete acceptance of ourselves as we are
- The healing power of bodhicitta
- Remaining stuck in the repetitious habit of escalating our dissatisfaction
- Cultivating Compassion
- Recognizing our shared humanity
- Beyond punishment and reward
- Recognizing What’s Going On
- Humor and openness