Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Stop Struggling

9781590300787Milarepa, the twelfth-century Tibetan yogi who sang wonderful songs about the proper way to meditate, said that the mind has more projections than there are dust motes in a sunbeam and that even hundreds of spears couldn’t put an end to that. As meditators we might as well stop struggling against our thoughts and realize that honesty and humor are far more inspiring and helpful than any kind of solemn religious striving for or against anything.

 

From Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chödrön, pages 35-36

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