Tag: pema chödrön

The Ground Has Always Been Shaky

Fear is a very timely topic now, because fear these days seems so palpable, so atmospheric. You can almost smell the fear around you. The polarization, fundamentalism, aggression, violence, and unkindness that are happening everywhere on the planet – these bring out our fear… Continue Reading “The Ground Has Always Been Shaky”

We Cannot Avoid Uncertainty

We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not knowing is part of the adventure, and it’s also what makes us… Continue Reading “We Cannot Avoid Uncertainty”

The Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have. – Pema Chodron This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.… Continue Reading “The Present Moment”

Welcome the Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we have. – Pema Chodron

Wednesday of Hope – You are the Sky

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron

Live Wholeheartedly

Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find the path that has heart and then walk it impeccably….It’s like someone laughing in your ear, challenging you to figure out what to do when you… Continue Reading “Live Wholeheartedly”

Welcoming What Is Now

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have. – Pema Chödrön