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.
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!