5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

Hello, lovely readers!

I have had a difficult past few days. I can’t say that there has been anything happening that is outwardly difficult, I have just been feeling agitated, insecure and a little angry at times.

It kind of sucks.she-turned-to-the-sunlight-and-shook-her-yellow-headand-whispered-to-her-neighbor-winter-is-dead

Sometimes I just get stuck, allowing fear to dictate my happiness. It isn’t fair to myself, and it is a challenge to overcome and accept these darker moods when they arise. Although I know they will pass as all things do, I still wish to not get so stuck in my frustrations.

So here I am frustrated by my frustrations.

In an attempt to help myself, I have been reading The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron lately, it has been an amazing resource in helping me see clearly those feelings that I get trapped in. As is always true in the beginning of learning a lesson, it often gets harder before it gets better.

Oh, universe you strange being.

Pema Chodron is a Buddhist monk in the Shambhala tradition, which is the tradition of Buddhism I have been practicing. Her words and wisdom have been a great help in my life, especially in seeing clearly my “stuck” emotions.

I hope her wise words can help you learn something new about yourself or gain a new perspective as they often do for me.

Sometimes all we need is a little extra wisdom in our lives to help us grow. Cheers!

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  1. abbybba101 | 25th Jan 17

    Thank you. This is a beautiful read.

  2. usathroughoureyes | 25th Jan 17

    Some truly great quotes, with merit, to ponder

  3. austinkrehbiel | 25th Jan 17

    I have never heard of this book before but it sounds wonderful. Great post.

    In the movie Kung Fu Panda, there is a beautiful quote that seems relevant. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present.”

    Sometimes the strangest, smallest things are the most profound and beautiful 🙂

  4. Lisa Gordon | 25th Jan 17

    I just love all of these quotes!

  5. Mary Lynn | 25th Jan 17

    I need to look into that book… I have a few favorites already but I’m always looking for more! Thanks for sharing!

    • StephJ | 25th Jan 17

      Thanks for reading! It is a great book!

  6. Mistle Petrey | 25th Jan 17

    Love all of these quotes!!! Life has been crazy for me lately with work. Today I had to remind myself to take deep breaths.

  7. Bria | Tendril Wild Blog | 25th Jan 17

    I think we’ve all felt like that from time to time…not like anything was really wrong, but just “off”. It does suck, I know. :/

    But wow. These quotes from the books you’ve been reading – they’re SO powerful. I’ve bookmarked this post to come back to, and these books are going down on my list of things to read in the near future.

    • StephJ | 26th Jan 17

      Awesome! I hope you enjoy them 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  8. Jon | 27th Jan 17

    These quotes are really inspiring! Thank you

  9. Dimi Jani | 27th Jan 17

    Thanks for sharing these! I’ve felt the exact same way at times too so you’re not alone. Need to try and get my hands on that book! xx

    • StephJ | 27th Jan 17

      It is honestly a wonderful book!

  10. D. Wallace Peach | 27th Jan 17

    Beautiful and inspiring quotes. I love her writing.

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    Hi Steph, Thank you so much for these beautiful quotes!

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  13. Lisa Orchard | 29th Jan 17

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing your tidbits of wisdom with all of us! 🙂

  14. Traci York | 29th Jan 17

    Pema Chodron’s quotes are amazing. Great graphics too – while I love the ones with beautiful artwork and photography, using simple images with the words make them stand out all the more. Thanks for sharing them.

    • StephJ | 30th Jan 17

      Yes exactly, great to get the point across. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  15. Letters to life | 30th Jan 17

    Beautiful quotes! ❤

  16. thegeckoonline | 14th Feb 17

    These are all so beautiful

    • StephJ | 14th Feb 17

      Thank you! I m glad you enjoyed.

  17. theminimeditatingdragon | 23rd Feb 17

    Thanks for these quotes! They’re awesome and a little mindblowing. Also, they hurt a little because, quite frankly, I’m not perfect and I’ve made mistakes. But sometimes we need some self-realization. Also, thanks for the love on my blog 🙂

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