Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gather Your Virtues

“Remember”, acrylic+oil glazes on 36”x36” canvas, ©2013 Cat Tesla

Pema Chodrin, a Buddhist nun and teacher, is a favorite of mine. She has written several books on mindfulness and related topics. In her recent book “No Time to Lose”, she recommends gathering the virtues of devotion, gratitude, and kindness. To do so we need to rely on our teachers – literally or figuratively, our benefactors, and those in need. We all have things to learn and places where we can grow. For me it’s important to step back, take a deep breath, and as Pema says:  gather my virtues.