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We encounter a lot of “enemies” each day – queues, bad weather, deadlines, meetings that don’t go according to plan, traffic slowing us down when we are in a hurry, people who disagree with us, events we do not like. We instinctively try to avoid,  grumble about them and turn them into enemies, with us quickly feeling like victims.  This quote reminds us that a lot  of our dissatisfaction is self-created, a lot of stress caused by our own minds.

When an enemy arises in your life, even though you may kill it,

another will simply arise,

because all arisings are simply a manifestation of your own state of consciousness

Kalu Rinpoche

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