Week of

The Present Situation Is the Destination

Once you are in a situation, you go along with the unique patterns of it, its particular textures and so on. Relating to each situation as it is, as unique, is a path. This approach actually provides a much more definite sense of direction than having a map or blueprint to follow. It is a real direction. Pain will be real pain, and pleasure will be real pleasure. Confusion will be real confusion. Every situation will be a true situation, a precise one. Looking back, we find that all the situations in which we have had a sense of making a journey were situations of living constantly in the present moment. There was no sense of predestination involved at all. The present situation is the destination as well as the path.

From The Future Is Open: Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma, page 142.

Share Quote

Subscribe to quote of the week

CTR Quote of the Week

The CTR Quote of the Week is coming to you from the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University. The compiler of the quotes and the moderator of the list is Carolyn Gimian.

All material is used by permission of Diana J. Mukpo.

Photo of Chogyam Trungpa by James Gritz.

The CTR Quote of the Week may be copied and shared with others. Please include a link to this site.

Subscribe to our newsletter