Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Big Sky

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 by the eight worldly dharmas. 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, page 62

One thought on “Big Sky

  1. I love this book! I read it years ago, when going through a difficult time in my life. Thank you for the reminder of the beauty and wisdom contained within its pages! I think it may be time for me to read this book again …

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