Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Relax as It Is

Book coverWe can stop struggling with what occurs and see its true face without calling it the enemy. It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything—not about winning or losing—but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is. That is what we are doing when we sit down to meditate. That attitude spreads into the rest of our lives.

From The Pocket Pema Chödrön, page 138

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