Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Drop It and Relax

Book coverSometimes we’re going to find ourselves completely caught up in a drama. We’re going to be just as angry as if someone had just walked into the room and slapped us in the face. Then it might occur to us: “Wait a minute—what’s going on here?” We look into it and are able to see that, out of nowhere, we feel that we have lost something or been insulted. Where this thought came from, we don’t know, but here we are, hooked again.

Right then, we can feel that energy, do our best to let the thoughts dissolve, and give ourselves a break. Beyond all that fuss and bother is a big sky. Right there in the middle of the tempest, we can drop it and relax.

From When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön, pages 48–49

One thought on “Drop It and Relax

  1. The Sacred Path of the Warrior today is learning how to let go of multitasking and realizing that human beings could go extinct because of ignorance.

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