The Places That Scare You

From time to time, we like to share the favorite books on our nightstand in Things We Love.  Right now, we can't get enough of The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron, American Buddhist nun and author of the best selling book When Things Fall Apart.  In this book, Pema shares how we all have the ability to let the most challenging circumstances of our lives open and soften us.  We have folded and highlighted and underlined many passages to return to over and over again when we are in need of a gentle reminder for self compassion and acceptance.  For example:

"How are we going to spend this brief lifetime?  Are we going to strengthen our well-perfected ability to struggle against uncertainty, or are we going to train in letting go?... If we start to move in this direction, limitless possibilities will begin to open up."  

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