A Quote by Pema Chodron on pema chodron, the wisdom of no escape, buddhism, pain, pleasure, meditation, courage, and growth

There's a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. You can see this even in insects and animals and birds. All of us are the same.

A much more interesting, kind, adventurous, and joyful approach to life is to begin to develop our curiosity, not caring whether the object of our inquisitiveness is bitter or sweet.  To lead a life that goes beyond pettiness and prejudice and always wanting to make sure that everything turns out on our own terms, to lead a more passionate, full, and delightful life than that, we must realize that we can endure a lot of pain and pleasure for the sake of finding out who we are and what this world is, how we tick and how our world ticks, how the whole thing just is.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 3

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A Quote by John Wayne on courage


Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne (1906 - 1979)

Source: John Wayne

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A Quote by William Arthur Ward on love, light, courage, risks, opportunities, and growth

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk revealing your true self.
To place you ideas, your dreams, before a crowd
Is to risk rejection.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk disappointment.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard
In life is to risk nothing.
Those who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing,
And become nothing.
They may avoid present suffering and sorrow, but they
Will not learn, feel, change, grow, love, or live.
Chained by their fear, they are slaves who have forfeited
Their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
The optimist expects it to change;
And the realist adjusts the sails.

Is fear preventing you from taking a necessary risk today?

William Arthur Ward

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A Quote by Ed W Morse on i, tougher, courage, and strength

The farther down the road you go the tougher they get

and I live at the end of the road!

Ed Morse

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A Quote by Earon on courage, hope, future, humankind, human nature, women, men, and children

The three glues that hold humankind together are the courage of women, the compassion of men and the laughter of children.

Earon Davis

Source: The Times of India

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A Quote by Aaron Michael Rieske on courage and faith

I can but I won't, because I know what you don't.

Aaron Rieske

Contributed by: Aaron

A Quote by Javier on effort, determination, and courage

The past is always present

Javier Ortiz Cortez

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A Quote by Alicia E. Fritschi on perseverance, life, hardships, courage, and inspiration

Sticky situations are never pleasant, remember time keeps ticking and it will be over soon, have courage endure it! Also wonderful moments are passing you by everyday, take time to notice them and enjoy!

Alicia Fritschi

Source: Alicia's mind

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A Quote by dani on self love, compassion, ignorance, love, strength, and courage

Don't expect others to treat you better than they treat themselves.  If you choose to deal with them (or must), it is best to come from a place of compassion toward their ignorance and lack of love.  Be solid enough to deal with it or step back to work on yourself first.   ~Danielle Marie Crume

Danielle Marie Crume


Contributed by: Aham Prema

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