Pema Chödrön

“The very
first noble truth of the Buddha points out that suffering is
inevitable for human beings as long as we believe that things
last-that they don't disintegrate, that they can be counted
on to satisfy our hunger for security. From this point of view,
the only time we ever know what's really going on is when
the rug's been pulled out and we can't find anywhere to land.
We use these situations either to wake ourselves up or to put
ourselves to sleep. Right now-in the very instant of groundlessness-
is the seed of taking care of those who need our
care and of discovering our goodness”


Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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