Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Stay Present, Without Security

Book coverInstead of asking ourselves, “How can I find security and happiness?” we could ask ourselves, “Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace—disappointment in all its many forms—and let it open me?” This is the trick.

From Practicing Peace, New! Pocket Edition by Pema Chödrön, pages 58–59

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