Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Openness is Like the Wind

Book coverBasic wakefulness, natural openness, is always available. This openness is not something that needs to be manufactured. When we pause, when we touch the energy of the moment, when we slow down and allow a gap, self-existing openness comes to us. It does not require a particular effort. It is available anytime. As Chögyam Trungpa once remarked, “Openness is like the wind. If you open your doors and windows, it is bound to come in.”

From Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön, pages 71-72

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