Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pema Chödrön - Humor and Openness

Some wisdom from Pema Chödrön to begin the new year. Make this a year in which you learn from mistakes, improve on strengths, and develop compassion and kindness for those wounded places inside of us that still need to be healed.

Learning how to be kind to ourselves is important. When we look into our own hearts and begin to discover what is confused and what is brilliant, what is bitter and what is sweet, it isn't just ourselves that we’re discovering. We’re discovering the universe. When we discover the buddha that we are, we realize that everything and everyone is Buddha. We discover that everything is awake, and everyone is awake. Everything and everyone is precious and whole and good. When we regard thoughts and emotions with humor and openness, that’s how we perceive the universe.

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