When Things Go Badly

David Price
4 min readFeb 27, 2024
Klimt

Premeditated Ignorance is the quality or condition of deliberate unawareness. It is when people do not know because they do not want to know.

— Faye Armitage

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You will not know the extent of your realization when things go well.

— Khenpo Münsel Rinpoche

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One must not avoid unhappiness. One must accept suffering; it is a great teacher.

Organic happiness, the bliss that comes from the center of the earth, that alone is fruitful and that simply comes.

Sometimes it [happiness] surges from the deepest suffering.

~ Jung,

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When you find yourself in a troublesome situation, when you are in great pain, when an intense emotion arises, only then will you know where you are at with practice.

Adverse circumstances will reveal your hidden faults. If you are able to hold awareness unwaveringly during such a time, and thus if you are not carried away by the force of the emotion, it is a sign that you have gained experience in practice.

~Garchen Rinpoche.

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With enough of us connecting heart with heart, center with center, innovation with innovation, prayer with prayer, through the internet and the noosphere, we can have a major impact on a more gentle transition toward the next stage of evolution.

~ Barbara Marx Hubbard

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Moksha is when the mind that’s left over in the Silence is pulled completely into the spiritual Heart. At that time the whole mind, the I, dissolves completely, and you are free.

~Robert Adams

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…we have the universe that’s moving in the direction of not only more elegance, but greater depths and breadths of consciousness itself.

~ Daniel Schmachtenberger

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If we judge ourselves by society’s standards we’ll never get a perspective on our suffering. We’ll always condemn it because we think it never should have happened. But is that true?

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.