Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

A Sense of Poverty

Book coverHope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can’t simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what’s going on, but that there’s something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world.

From When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön, page 41

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