Friday, October 03, 2014

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Read this somewhere...a piece by Pema Chhodron:

In life, we think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. They 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 the 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 affect 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 the wind? What is this storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you gace it with courage? With full honesty - lean into it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still wondering how to lean,really want to :-(

mukta raut said...

hmm...same here. some days, though, when one doesn't think all that much - the leaning in is better.