Pema Chodron Quotes.
If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.
Rejoicing in the good fortune of others is a practice that can help us when we feel emotionally shut down and unable to connect with others. Rejoicing generates good will.
You are the sky. Everything else – itвЂ™s just the weather.
The Buddha taught that we’re not actually in control, which is a pretty scary idea. But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person.
I equate ego with trying to figure everything out instead of going with the flow. That closes your heart and your mind to the person or situation that’s right in front of you, and you miss so much.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
If right now our emotional reaction to seeing a certain person or hearing certain news is to fly into a rage or to get despondent or something equally extreme, it’s because we have been cultivating that particular habit for a very long time.
All you need to know is that the future is wide open and you are about to create it by what you do.
Most spiritual experiences begin with suffering. They begin with groundlessness. They begin when the rug has been pulled out from under us.
This moving away from comfort and security, this stepping out into what is unknown, uncharted and shaky – that’s called liberation.
Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have.
Let your curiosity be greater than your fear.
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. Even if we run a hundred miles an hour to the other side of the continent, we find the very same problem awaiting us when we arrive.