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The Pocket Pema Chodron

Pema Chödrön

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Don’t let life harden your heart.”

“LIFE’S work is to wake up, to let the things that enter into your life wake you up rather than put you to sleep. The only way to do this is to open, be curious, and develop some sense of sympathy for everything that comes along, to get to know its nature and let it teach you what it will.”

“In a nutshell, when life is pleasant, think of others. When life is a burden, think of others.”

“The more we make friends with ourselves, the more we can see that our ways of shutting down and closing off are rooted in the mistaken thinking that the way to get happy is to blame somebody else.”

“It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything—not about winning or losing—but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is.”

“What causes misery is always trying to get away from the facts of life, always trying to avoid pain and seek happiness—this sense of ours that there could be lasting security and happiness available to us if we could only do the right thing.”

“WE can learn to rejoice in even the smallest blessings our life holds. It is easy to miss our own good fortune; often happiness comes in ways we don’t even notice.”

“Meditation practice is not about later, when you get it all together and you’re this person you really respect.”

“LIFE is a good teacher and a good friend.”

“The more you just try to get it your way, the less you feel at home.”

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Book Keywords:

happiness, life, meditation, way, practice

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