Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Heroic Perseverance

Book coverWe can put our whole heart into whatever we do; but if we freeze our attitude into for or against, we’re setting ourselves up for stress. Instead, we could just go forward with curiosity, wondering where this experiment will lead. This kind of open-ended inquisitiveness captures the spirit of enthusiasm, or heroic perseverance.

From No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva by Pema Chödrön, page 226

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