Tag Archives: Pema Chodron

Not looking for alternatives…

We don’t experience this world fully until we are willing to give everything away. Samaya means not holding anything back, not preparing our escape route, not looking for alternatives, not thinking that there is ample time to do things later… … Continue reading

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Find the path that has heart

“When you start to want to live your life fully instead of opting for death, you discover that life itself is inconvenient. Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find … Continue reading

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Without giving up hope…

“Without giving up hope that there is somewhere better to be, that there is someone better to be –we will never relax with where we are or who we are.” –Pema Chodron

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From the very beginning to the very end

“From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty, but also of compassion and respect for what we see.” — Pema Chodron “When Things Fall … Continue reading

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To live fully…

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh.” — Pema Chodron … Continue reading

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The truth is that things don’t really get solved

“The truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again.” — Pema Chodron

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People have no respect for impermanence

“People have no respect for impermanence. We take no delight in it; in fact, we despair of it. We regard it as pain. We try to resist it by making things that will last — forever, we say — things … Continue reading

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Do I prefer to grow up…

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?” — Pema Chodron, “Comfortable with Uncertainty”

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Only in an open, nonjudgemental space…

“Only in an open, nonjudgemental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we’re not all caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really … Continue reading

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It’s not impermanence per se

“It’s not impermanence per se, or even knowing that we’re going to die, that is the cause of our suffering, the Buddha taught. Rather, it’s our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation. Our discomfort arises from all of our … Continue reading

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