Everyday Wisdom #90

We can try to control our future – by looking for security, and predictability, and routine.

We can strive to always be comfortable, and safe, and avoid change.

However the basic truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty.  We can never avoid pain and suffering.

What we can do is ‘train’ for it.

Through meditation, and practising metta (loving kindness), and by developing compassion and equanimity.

Through these practices we will find that elusive stability within ourselves.

We can make that choice.

To find that stability within ourselves.  Or to do as we have always done, and live in fear.

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.” 
― Pema Chödrön

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2 responses to “Everyday Wisdom #90

  1. brendamarroy

    Words of wisdom for sure. I notice how many of us are writing about the same issues right now. Change, shaking of our foundations, uncertainty, breaking open, letting go, and being present.
    Thank you Megan for your lovely words of truth and insight.

  2. that was really nice to read, thank you

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