August 01, 2012

Beneath Us

I've discovered 76 year old Pema Chodron in the last year or so and I really like her. She is one very wise woman. Her quote above caught my attention, especially, as I sense that many people around me are traveling through big transitions in life right now. Myself included. I think it's important to not just stick with uncertainly, but also, to continue to believe in ourselves in the midst of chaos.

We all know what we want, what we're quietly desiring.

Another great quote of Pema's is, “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

And in further depth I found this good one:

"Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”

Beautifully said.


  1. Ditto. So true - chaos is my life lately...and it's hard. But I can't run away from it - just need to embrace it somehow. Through it I have managed to be the gibraltar in the family.

  2. I like how the quote reminds us to stick with it,and like you say embrace it, especially in uncertain times. Thanks Jane.

  3. Another great Pema quote is "No big deal." Like is this going to matter in 5 years, a year, a week, or even a day?

  4. I love the way Pema uses these words of wisdom to help move us through these trying times...thank you, Louise for sharing her quotes to remind us that we always have a choice. xo

  5. What collage app did she use? :)

  6. I wish I knew too! I use to use but it looks like they have gone out of business. I noticed however that there are many other collage websites on the google. Let me know if you have a favorite.


    Thanks for visiting LOB.

  7. Oh...I love the quotes of true..and I found it speaking right into my heart in my situation...
    Thanks for your comments..and YES you are warmly welcome to see the world through my Nikon!! Nice of you to love my is VERY Norwegian! Creative and beaiutiful weekend to you Louise!!