middle ground


Thank you Karl over at Mindful Balance for today’s inspiration.
I will be like a lion today… You?


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When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick:

every time a stick is thrown, you run after it.

Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower.

One only throws a stick at a lion once

Milarepa, Tibetan Buddhism, 1052 – 1135

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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

28 comments on “Grounded

  1. Wise words!

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  2. That’s really great. Only once.

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  3. I’m turning to face you now, Val, and I feel braver!

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  4. Love this! I actually turned and faced a thrower last week, and it felt good, I was not attached to the outcome but knew a changed needed to be made for my own well-being, and so I stood tall in my truth. and boy was it scary!! But in the end, it all worked out, so I love coming across this! I’m glad you were inspired!

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  5. Love it! I have a thrower in my life right now that I must now turn and face. Thank you for the wisdom and inspiration.

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  7. Thanks, Val! It’s a good day to be like a lion!

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  8. Wonderful wisdom grounded in everyday life. Thanks Val!

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  9. A dog chasing after each “stick” as it arises is a perfect metaphor for the monkey mind, racing racing all the time.

    Sit still and just be.

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  10. Oh, yes! 🙂 ❤

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  11. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, I can only think of how Puppy Stan loves chasing sticks but I DO get the point and it’s a good one.

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  12. This is great. Face the thrower! Very powerful.

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  13. Really love the image of the dog chasing a stick. So true.

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  14. Carol Ferenc

    So true 🙂


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