Pema Chodron Quotes

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Pema Chodron quotes: Sometimes you just have to let everything fall apart. Sometimes you just have to let everything fall apart.
Pema Chodron quotes: strengthening habitual patterns of suffering. We begin to see this more and more clearly, and we begin to realize that we can do something different. strengthening habitual patterns of suffering. We begin to see this more and more clearly, and we begin to realize that we can do something different.
Pema Chodron quotes: We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves. We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
Pema Chodron quotes: We can learn to meet whatever arises with curiosity and not make it such a big deal. We can learn to meet whatever arises with curiosity and not make it such a big deal.
Pema Chodron quotes: One of the deepest habitual patterns that we have is to feel that now is not enough. One of the deepest habitual patterns that we have is to feel that now is not enough.
Pema Chodron quotes: Treat yourself as your own beloved child. Treat yourself as your own beloved child.
Pema Chodron quotes: Even if you don't feel appreciation, just look. Feel what you feel; take an interest and be curious. Even if you don't feel appreciation, just look. Feel what you feel; take an interest and be curious.
Pema Chodron quotes: Searching for happiness prevents us from ever finding it. Searching for happiness prevents us from ever finding it.
Pema Chodron quotes: We think we'd be delighted to have an unconditional relationship, but that's only as long as it's on our own terms. We think we'd be delighted to have an unconditional relationship, but that's only as long as it's on our own terms.
Pema Chodron quotes: Self-improvement can have temporary results, but lasting transformation occurs only when we honor ourselves as the source of wisdom and compassion. Self-improvement can have temporary results, but lasting transformation occurs only when we honor ourselves as the source of wisdom and compassion.
Pema Chodron quotes: Just prepare well and know what you want to do. Give it your best, but you really don't have a clue what's going to happen. Just prepare well and know what you want to do. Give it your best, but you really don't have a clue what's going to happen.
Pema Chodron quotes: Feel the wounded heart that's underneath the addiction, self-loathing, or anger. Feel the wounded heart that's underneath the addiction, self-loathing, or anger.
Pema Chodron quotes: We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds. (36) We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds. (36)
Pema Chodron quotes: Feeling irritated, restless, afraid, and hopeless is a reminder to listen more carefully. Feeling irritated, restless, afraid, and hopeless is a reminder to listen more carefully.
Pema Chodron quotes: Most spiritual experiences begin with suffering. They begin with groundlessness. They begin when the rug has been pulled out from under us. Most spiritual experiences begin with suffering. They begin with groundlessness. They begin when the rug has been pulled out from under us.
Pema Chodron quotes: Holding on to anything blocks wisdom. Holding on to anything blocks wisdom.
Pema Chodron quotes: At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance. At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
Pema Chodron quotes: In a nutshell, when life is pleasant, think of others. When life is a burden, think of others. In a nutshell, when life is pleasant, think of others. When life is a burden, think of others.
Pema Chodron quotes: Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare. Without loving-kindness, staying in pain is just warfare.
Pema Chodron quotes: We can connect with that openness at any time. For instance, right now, for three seconds, just stop reading and pause. If We can connect with that openness at any time. For instance, right now, for three seconds, just stop reading and pause. If
Pema Chodron quotes: It's not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share. It's not a terrible thing that we feel fear when faced with the unknown. It is part of being alive, something we all share.
Pema Chodron quotes: When you open the door and invite in all sentient beings as your guests, you have to drop your agenda. When you open the door and invite in all sentient beings as your guests, you have to drop your agenda.
Pema Chodron quotes: As we practice, we begin to know the difference between our fantasy and reality. As we practice, we begin to know the difference between our fantasy and reality.
Pema Chodron quotes: Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment, Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment,
Pema Chodron quotes: Once we have the fixed idea "this is me," then we see everything as a threat or a promise - or something we couldn't care less about. Once we have the fixed idea "this is me," then we see everything as a threat or a promise - or something we couldn't care less about.
Pema Chodron quotes: The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain. The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.
Pema Chodron quotes: Use what seems like poison as medicine. Use your personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings. Use what seems like poison as medicine. Use your personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings.
Pema Chodron quotes: Many religions have meditations on death to let it penetrate our thick skulls that life doesn't last forever. Many religions have meditations on death to let it penetrate our thick skulls that life doesn't last forever.
Pema Chodron quotes: It is our conditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to compassion for others. It is our conditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to compassion for others.
Pema Chodron quotes: The meditation technique itself cultivate precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go - qualities that are innate within us. The meditation technique itself cultivate precision, gentleness, and the ability to let go - qualities that are innate within us.
Pema Chodron quotes: In sitting meditation, we train in mindfulness and unconditional friendliness: in being steadfast with our bodies, our emotions, our thoughts. In sitting meditation, we train in mindfulness and unconditional friendliness: in being steadfast with our bodies, our emotions, our thoughts.
Pema Chodron quotes: PATIENCE is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path. PATIENCE is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path.
Pema Chodron quotes: Sometimes we find that we like our thoughts so much that we don't want to let them go. Sometimes we find that we like our thoughts so much that we don't want to let them go.
Pema Chodron quotes: This book stresses repeatedly that it is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others. This book stresses repeatedly that it is unconditional compassion for ourselves that leads naturally to unconditional compassion for others.
Pema Chodron quotes: The Process of becoming unstuck requires tremendous bravery, because basically we are completely changing our way of perceiving reality ... The Process of becoming unstuck requires tremendous bravery, because basically we are completely changing our way of perceiving reality ...
Pema Chodron quotes: To cultivate equanimity we practice catching ourselves when we feel attraction or aversion, before it hardens into grasping or negativity. To cultivate equanimity we practice catching ourselves when we feel attraction or aversion, before it hardens into grasping or negativity.
Pema Chodron quotes: THE way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face-to-face. THE way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face-to-face.
Pema Chodron quotes: None of us is ever OK, but we all get through everything just fine. None of us is ever OK, but we all get through everything just fine.
Pema Chodron quotes: Pointing directly at your own heart, you find Buddha. Pointing directly at your own heart, you find Buddha.
Pema Chodron quotes: While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves. While we are sitting in meditation, we are simply exploring humanity and all of creation in the form of ourselves.
Pema Chodron quotes: What happens with you when you begin to feel uneasy, unsettled, queasy? Notice the panic, notice when you instantly grab for something. (51) What happens with you when you begin to feel uneasy, unsettled, queasy? Notice the panic, notice when you instantly grab for something. (51)
Pema Chodron quotes: The real thing that we renounce is the tenacious hope that we could be saved from being who we are. The real thing that we renounce is the tenacious hope that we could be saved from being who we are.
Pema Chodron quotes: The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment. The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.
Pema Chodron quotes: Every day is a new opportunity to work with what you have inside toward enlightenment. Every day is a new opportunity to work with what you have inside toward enlightenment.
Pema Chodron quotes: Things become clear when there is no escape. Things become clear when there is no escape.
Pema Chodron quotes: As each breath goes out, let it be the end of that moment and the birth of something new ... As each breath goes out, let it be the end of that moment and the birth of something new ...
Pema Chodron quotes: The wisdom, the strength, the confidence - the awakened heart and mind are always accessible here, now, always. The wisdom, the strength, the confidence - the awakened heart and mind are always accessible
here, now, always.
Pema Chodron quotes: When we scratch the wound and give into our addictions we do not allow the wound to heal. When we scratch the wound and give into our addictions we do not allow the wound to heal.
Pema Chodron quotes: The principle of nowness is very important to any effort to establish an enlightened society. The principle of nowness is very important to any effort to establish an enlightened society.
Pema Chodron quotes: WHEN we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that because of our noble intentions everything will be okay. WHEN we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that because of our noble intentions everything will be okay.
Pema Chodron quotes: The essence of bravery is being without self-deception. The essence of bravery is being without self-deception.
Pema Chodron quotes: According to the Buddhist belief, you can go on and on indefinitely, so you see your life as just a brief moment in time. According to the Buddhist belief, you can go on and on indefinitely, so you see your life as just a brief moment in time.
Pema Chodron quotes: The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves. The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.
Pema Chodron quotes: Leonard Cohen once said about the benefits of many years of meditation, "The less there was of me, the happier I got." Letting Leonard Cohen once said about the benefits of many years of meditation, "The less there was of me, the happier I got." Letting
Pema Chodron quotes: When you have made good friends with yourself, your situation will be more friendly too. When you have made good friends with yourself, your situation will be more friendly too.
Pema Chodron quotes: You see, there really is no separation between you and everyone else. You see, there really is no separation between you and everyone else.
Pema Chodron quotes: We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better "me" who one day will emerge. We can't just jump over ourselves as if we were not there. We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better "me" who one day will emerge. We can't just jump over ourselves as if we were not there.
Pema Chodron quotes: Meditation practice is not about later, when you get it all together and you're this person you really respect. Meditation practice is not about later, when you get it all together and you're this person you really respect.
Pema Chodron quotes: If you're invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet. If you're invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet.
Pema Chodron quotes: Difficult people are the greatest teachers. Difficult people are the greatest teachers.
Pema Chodron quotes: As our kindness for ourselves grows, so does our kindness for other people. As our kindness for ourselves grows, so does our kindness for other people.
Pema Chodron quotes: The most heartbreaking thing of all is how we cheat ourselves of the present moment. The most heartbreaking thing of all is how we cheat ourselves of the present moment.
Pema Chodron quotes: When we are willing to stay even a moment with uncomfortable energy, we gradually learn not to fear it. When we are willing to stay even a moment with uncomfortable energy, we gradually learn not to fear it.
Pema Chodron quotes: When there's a big disappointment, we don't know if that's the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure. When there's a big disappointment, we don't know if that's the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.