that quote

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

from Pema Chodron:


Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together and they fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. *


Sit with this awhile. Notice the spaciousness that comes from just sitting with the idea that things come together, and fall apart, and come back together again. No end, just waves, in and out. Infinite waves, each unique, each a part of the pattern.



*from When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.


2 comments:

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Infinite waves...like that ocean we're both so very fond of.
I hope those born of landlocked areas can appreciate the comfort of the ocean and draw on its infinite waves in times of trouble.

Jody said...

I liked this quote a lot. Good day for me to receive it. Ah, well. It will be better tomorrow. Just waiting for the mud in the pond to settle, so the water turns clear, and I can see.