Monday, 8 April 2013

Quote of the Week - Kornfield

“This body that we have, this very body that’s sitting here right now in this room, this very body that perhaps aches, and this mind that we have at this very moment, are exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, and fully alive.

Furthermore, the emotions that we have right now, the negativity and the positivity, are what we actually need. It is just as if we looked around to find out what would be the greatest wealth that we could possibly possess in order to lead to a decent, good, completely fulfilling, energetic, inspired life, and found it right here."

Somewhere I read a quote about a Butoh teacher who was talking to a student.  The student said something like, "oh I can't dance today - I sprained my ankle."  And the teacher replies, "Sprained ankle -- good for butoh!  Everything good for butoh!"  

We can only be where we are.  Especially on Mondays!

(Pic is from a piece by Eiko & Koma.)

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