“Lean In” a Quote from Pema Chödrön

English: At the Omega Institute, May 2007.
English: At the Omega Institute, May 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the stories that we relentlessly tell ourselves. This is priceless advice that addresses the true cause of suffering – yours, mine, and that of all living beings.”

Excerpted from “Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears”, page 55

Heart Advice weekly quotes from Pema Chödrön, courtesy of Shambhala Publications

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