Ordinary is extraordinary ~ Chögyam Trungpa

The Shambhala approach is to befriend what is there, the everyday occurrence, which is real, obvious and constant. Then first thought, best thought becomes a shocking experience, which shocks us into reality. It may be the same blue sky and the same Volkswagen car that we drive to work every day. But that ordinariness is extraordinary. That is the dichotomy: when you live life in a thoroughly ordinary way, it is extraordinary.

Chögyam Trungpa

from the book Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

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