Pema Chodron

A Quote by Pema Chodron on beliefs and truth

The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron

It's also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that's sitting right here right now... with its aches and it pleasures... is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on heart, save the world, buddhism, and pema chodron

It isn't that we say, "It doesn't matter about me all that much, but if I changed the world, it would be better for other people." It's less complicated than that. We don't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts.

Pema Chodron

Source: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pages: 100

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A Quote by Pema Chodron

"...Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know."

Pema Chodron

Source: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pages: 40

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, perception, and suffering

It isn't the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer, it's what we say to ourselves about the things that are happening.

Pema Chodron

Source: Talking to Ourselves

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on meditation

Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away or become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.

Pema Chodron

Source: Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on equanimity, pain, pleasure, punishment, and reward

Pain is not a punishment; pleasure is not a reward.

Pema Chodron

Source: Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, and practice

Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, practice, delusion, and reality

As we practice, we begin to know the difference between our fantasy and reality.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, habits, and practice

Ordinarily we are swept away by habitual momentum and don’t interrupt our patterns slightly. When we feel betrayed or disappointed, does it occur to us to practice?

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

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