In life by Pema Chödrön

by Jan 18, 2020

In life, we think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that.

Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self inflicted, when we are expecting the “ideal” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people, or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.

Let the hard things in life break you. Let them effect you. Let them change you. Let these hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hide under your covers. Lean into it.

What is the lesson in this wind? What is this storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage? With full honesty and – lean into it.

 

-Pema Chödrön
P.S. Thank you Linda K., for sharing this with me.

Blog Article by Coach Victoria Islas

Victoria is a fitness trainer that specializes in body weight and steel mace. She is the founder and creator of Steel Mace Warrior – a podcast, blog and educational website about Steel Mace Training. She currently lives in Yuma,AZ and provides remote and in-person training. She is also a mental health advocate, design and marketing guru, and song writer at heart.

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