try to learn to stay. learn to accept the present moment as if you had invited it. and work with it instead of against it. -Pema Chodron

meditation

i have been intently studying the Buddhist teachings of Pema Chodron over the last six months. coming from a Christian background of being told what is “right” and what is “wrong”, Buddhism offers an approach that is filled with unconditional love, compassion and acceptance for all sentient beings. diving into the works of Pema Chodron has opened my heart and mind to cultivating love and kindness to myself and the experiences i face each day.

the quote i chose for this week was one that i meditate on frequently. simply learning to stay in your body. stay with your thoughts. stay with your joys and your fears. stay in the present moment. i challenge you to give it a try this week. you have nothing to lose and absolutely everything to gain from within. namaste.

books i have read and re-read many times (and recommend) by Pema Chodron:
Taking the Leap
Start Where You Are
Comfortable with Uncertainty
Getting Unstuck

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Comments
  1. Great post! I think my favorite Pema Chodron quote is “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

  2. I’m going to have to look Pema Chodron up. Also, I awarded you with the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    http://naiadandthemoonof.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/new-projects-and-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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