“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”Pema Chodron
I was lucky enough to discover the works of Buddhist nun Pema Chodron through a friend of mine. I saw him on my trip last trip to Boston and he gave “Take the leap: Freeing ourselves from old habits and fears” me as a birthday gift. It is a slim book, only 85 pages. In the first 15 pages, I wasn’t impressed but I kept on reading and I am glad I did.
Pema teaches us to to take ourselves less seriously. By leading with our hearts, we can open our minds. It is possible to forgive the story lines of our lives that can hold us back. The peace, wisdom, patience and understanding that we have been chasing in ourselves and in our relationships become easier to access.
For more, listen to my audio book review. If you are familiar with Pema’s works, I encourage you to share your perspective.