Pema Chodron quotes and books

Here you can find the best quotes from Pema Chodron grouped by book.

When things fall apart quotes

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.

Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.

The Wisdom of No Escape quotes

Resisting life causes suffering. The cessation of suffering is letting go of holding on to ourselves.

Opting for coziness, having that as your prime reason for existing, becomes a continual obstacle to taking a leap and doing something new, doing something unusual, like going as a stranger into a strange land.


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