Our sources of pain are diverse, but we are all flawed and we all suffer-- in our own ways, great and small-- because we are human. It's scary and challenging to face our insecurities and vulnerabilities, but doing so is exactly the path to freedom. You can learn tools and practices to get better at suffering and to suffer less and live with more joy in this very struggle.
The following quotes are taken from The Places That Scare Us by Pema Chodron where she describes the exploration of the inner landscape that I believe is sorely needed as part of kids' education more than ever before: “We’re encouraged to meditate every day, even for a short time, in order to cultivate this steadfastness with … Continue reading Teaching & Learning About the Places That Scare You
I don't think I want to just sail along through life—coasting, or maintaining this sort of unconscious auto-pilot state. I don’t want to stay at this plateau, and maybe you don’t either.
Rationalizing voice: I have to wait to share this site with friends until I can produce enough perfectly awesome perfectly revised and perfectly edited content that can withstand criticism and ridicule. Fear/ Inner Critic: (My ego isn't ready! I can't be that vulnerable!) Rationalizing voice: I will have to wait until I figure out what this … Continue reading Waiting to be exposed, I mean, publish.