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Be Present

November 26, 2014

Instead of asking ourselves 'How can I find security and happiness?', we could ask ourselves 'Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace - disappointment in all its many forms - and let it open me?' This is the trick.

Pema Chödrön
from: Practicing Peace

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