Tag Archives: Pema Chodron

A Meditation for These Uncertain Times

Pause with me. Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Then take another. Continue to breathe slowly and deeply. Notice where your body feels tense and send your next breath there . . . to your shoulders, neck, … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Lent, Mindfulness, Prayer, Reflections, Resource | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Cave

Pain. Sharp, deep and relentless. That’s what I feel when I’ve been treated unfairly. I keep wondering why they did that to me? I can imagine that it’s hard for them to admit they made a mistake. If I confronted … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, False Self, Poverty of Spirit, Reflections, Spiritual Direction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Frogs in My Bowl

I checked my pockets for the third time, but my new credit card wasn’t there. “I was sure I brought it along,” I said to Fred anxiously. Then I remembered that a bunch of my cards fell out of my … Continue reading

Posted in Ignatian Spirituality, Mindfulness, Prayer, Reflections, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fail Better

I ended my eight-day retreat with a keen desire to be more compassionate. But within days, I acted on a judgment and hurt someone. Soon afterward, I read Pema Chödrön’s fail fail again fail better. Chödrön says that when things … Continue reading

Posted in compassion, Mindfulness, Mystical, Prayer, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exactly What I Need

It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here, right now with its aches and its pleasure, is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, and fully alive. — Pema Chodron … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Creation, Overeating, Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments