How to Build Inner Strength
Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

How to Build Inner Strength

You build inner strength through embracing the totality of your experience, both the delightful parts and the difficult parts. Embracing the totality of your experience is one definition of having loving-kindness for yourself. Loving-kindness for yourself does not mean making sure you’re feeling good all the time—trying to set up your life so that you’re … Continue reading

Working for the Happiness of Others
Daily Wisdom / Pema Chödrön

Working for the Happiness of Others

The quality of modesty, or humility, comes naturally when we’re attentive. When we see how reactive and unkind we can be, this humbles us considerably. Instead of causing despair, however, this painful realization can connect us with the tenderness of bodhichitta [or, awakened heart]. Modesty, or humbleness, is the opposite of armoring ourselves: it allows … Continue reading