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Today I learned: Never stop reading, writing, and meditating….

“the main point is that we all need to be reminded and encouraged to relax with whatever arises and bring whatever we encounter to the path… 119 more words

That's The Journey of the Warrior. That's the Path of Bravery.

After we practice less desire wholeheartedly and consistently, something shifts. We feel less desire in the sense of being less solidly seduced by our Very Important Story Lines. 186 more words


Running From Uncertainty

“I’ve been stuck, and nuts, and saved enough times to know that clarity always succeeds confusion. It’s not the uncertainty that’s frightening, it’s not knowing how long the uncertainty will last. 560 more words


Daily Riches: Present to Reality, Present to God (Pema Chödrön and Gerald May) *

“We don’t like the way reality is now and therefore wish it would go away fast. but what we find … is that nothing ever goes way until it has taught us what we need to know. 375 more words


Day 355 6/25/14: The Power of Hopelessness

This excerpt is from Pema Chodron’s book “When Things Fall Apart.” It’s a longish read, but worth it. 

If we are willing to give up hope that insecurity and pain can be terminated, then we can have the courage to relax with the groundlessness of our situation…Begin the journey without hope of getting ground under your feet. 336 more words


Coming together and falling apart

Especially in the early days of grief, when we’re just beginning to get a sense of what life-with-grief looks like for us, the up and down nature of our feelings can make us feel out of control, like we’re going crazy. 536 more words