Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Companion Planting

I recently talked to a young woman who works as a receptionist in a clinic.
"It's a female culture," she said, shaking her head.
"Back-biting?" i asked.
She sighed.

Planting ourselves among companions we admire is THE most important thing on our spiritual path. Admirable friends inspire us to act nobly, even in difficult situations.

While we may not be able to have much effect on the culture of our workplace, all the more reason to rely on our spiritual companions to support us when we are straggling and to help us repel the "bug-gy" mind states that pester us.

Plant yourself in a beautiful garden today.

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely and wise sentiment. and there is a quote methinks, from the Buddha about spiritual friends, can't remember it at the moment but the more I travel along the path, the more sense it makes to choose your company when possible.