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Little things

Life is a good teacher and a good friend.  Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it.  Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about.  67 more words

When things fall apart, you are not alone.

Maybe it’s the stack of grading that you said you would get to later…and that was three weeks ago.

Maybe it’s the difficult student situation coming to a head. 430 more words

When Things Fall Apart

"When Things Fall Apart" by Pema Chödrön

When Things Fall Apart

Pema Chödrön

“When Things Fall Apart” is a short, pithy collection of essays by esteemed Buddhist nun and spiritual guide Pema Chodron about facing the difficult things in life, whatever they may be. 351 more words

Be Kind to Yourself Today

“It is said that we can’t attain enlightenment, let alone feel contentment and joy, without seeing who we are and what we do, without seeing our patterns and our habits. 290 more words


The Wisdom of Fighting Zombies

Q: What’s the difference between Charlie Brooker and a Buddhist nun? A: Not much, it turns out.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Charlie Brooker… 1,120 more words


No Ground Beneath My Feet

I wonder how many times letting go is accepting what has already gone.

When reading a book, I have been known to pause at the end of a chapter. 734 more words


Poison as Medicine

In her book “When Things Fall Apart”, Pema Chodron describes the practice of Tonglen as ” a method for connecting with suffering – our own and that which is all around us everywhere we go. 324 more words