in an interview with U Tejaniya he discusses honestly and candidly discusses his bouts with depression. He's doing better ever since he stopped rejecting the feeling and began to investigate it with friendliness and acceptance. Candid Discussion, Burmese Monk, Create Anything, Inspiration Recovery, Create Peace, Dull Life
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See this is what bothers me about all self-help, recovery, New Age crap: When the bud was a bud, it wasn't struggling to be a flower. Nin's view here is a human looking-back view that explains old pain and struggle, while still not embracing responsibility. BE the bud and then BE the flower, but remember: Flower not better than bud.
From the Thai forest monk and teacher, Ajahn Chah I've always loved this quote. Thanks Toni for illustrating it so beautifully! --Laura Davis & The Writer's Journey www.lauradavis.net