“The more you open your heart, the more you make friends with your body, speech, mind, and the world that’s inside of your circle- your domestic situation, the people you live with, the house you find yourself eating breakfast in everyday- the more you appreciate the fact that when you turn on the tap, water comes out. If you have ever lived without water, you really appreciate that. There are all kinds of miracles. Everything is like that, absolutely wonderful.
Life’s work is to wake up ,to let the things that enter into the circle wake you up rather than put you to sleep. The only way to do this is to be open, be curious, and develop some sense of sympathy for everything that comes along, to get to know its nature and let it teach you what it will. ”
So this morning, even though you may be hungry, or sad, or you spilled on yourself, or you’re late, express gratitude. It teaches you. See it as a warmhearted companion on your path.
Pema Chodron- The Wisdom of No Escape