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Pema Chödrön

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. — Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart. (Shambhala; Later Printing edition September 26, 2000)

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Pema Chödrön

Pain is not a punishment, pleasure is not a reward. ― Pema Chödrön, Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion. (Shambhala December 30, 2003)

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Pema Chödrön

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —  Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in… Continue reading Pema Chödrön

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Terrance Keena

Carrying a day is like carrying a mountain, those endless small words men use to guard their helplessness. Put your day down. Come to the bank in the snow wearing grace and pain, the silence at the end of sentences. Breathe the snow and the sad odor of human dust. All the roads are inside… Continue reading Terrance Keena

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