Lean In

The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the stories that we relentlessly tell ourselves. This is priceless advice that addresses the true cause of suffering – yours, mine, and that of all living beings.
~Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron


2 thoughts on “Lean In

  1. I believe you are right ! Our long journey in life offers so many experiences and we need to face every difficulty with patience and composure. Thank you !!

    • Of all the spiritual teachers, Pema Chodron helps me to see things in a way I couldn’t before. All too often I stumble and bumble and wound my way forward. They say awareness is the first, most important step. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment.

      Blessings to you!

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