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"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



It’s been 2 weeks since we broke up and although it is only a day and a half since I last saw him, I miss him. 607 more words


Anxiety and Fear of Death (My Thought Process)

I’ve been reading Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart, highly recommend by the way, but she says:  “All anxiety, all dissatisfaction, all the reasons for hoping our experience could be different are rooted in our fear of death.   467 more words