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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!

“For last year's words belong to last year's languageAnd next year's words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning.-.jpg“It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”.jpgpc.jpgtoday isnationalhuggingday!.jpg-What we call obstacles are really the way the world and our entire experience teach us where we’re stuck.-.jpg

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26 thoughts on “5 Quotes of Ultimate Wisdom by Pema Chodron

  1. 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 🙂

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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