Mindfulness Monday – Pema Chödrön

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“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us,
we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit
and not be squeamish about taking a good look.”

― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

 

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”

― Pema Chödrön

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10 thoughts on “Mindfulness Monday – Pema Chödrön

  1. OH how I wish I had your artistic talent! Your drawings are always so wonderful. The quotes are lovely too, of course, but it’s the original stuff from YOU that I like the best.

    lol re: the last one — I should be clearly indestructible by now. You too, huh? So can we stop with the exposure to to annihilation?
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    • Thank you for liking my drawing.
      And these quotes.
      I haven’t been posting much because I had side effects from a med that made me stupid.
      I think it’s almost out of my system, the fog is lifting.
      I already have cognitive disfunction, add that drug and I just couldn’t think at all.
      I plan on posting soon.
      And I have a guest post to get out there..
      I’ve been slack.
      Thank you for ta the time to come visit and comment.

      • My dear woman, I think ANY time you post at all is a miracle and a blessing – no such thing as “slack.”

        I hope you don’t think I was complaining about the quotes. They are lovely and appreciated. I MOST love it when you are well enough to gift us with the way you see the world in your own words – but you chose the quotes, so they come from your mind too. And who wouldn’t love your drawings?

        I’ve had brain fog for most of my life – so you know I get the struggle. How awful that it was meds related because I know you only took the darned things hoping they’d help – not create additional problems. Been there too, but not as often as you, and not as severely.

        Funny story about one side effect (only in retrospect) – hyperlalia of a sort. I was coherent, but I couldn’t stop talking – if I had a thought it was out of my mouth (hyper speed, too) – and you know I have a lot of thoughts!! 🙂

        It came at a particularly tricky and highly stressful time, only partly because my landlord was showing the house I was renting in prep for sale. I’m sure it seemed odd that I kept popping in and out of various rooms, but if I’d stayed in one I was afraid it would have been obvious what was really going on only everyone would be sure I was certifiable and I certainly didn’t want to be carted off to some mental ward.

        My mind was fine, otherwise, and I could control my talking after a fashion — but it took as much conscious effort NOT to talk as it usually takes to organize your thoughts TO speak, and it was several days before I was really sure what I was thinking and what I was saying.

        Supposedly a right hemisphere problem – one I never had before (or since, thank you Lord – though I’m sure some of my friends would disagree lol).

        Isn’t the brain a strange and wonderful thing? Praying for your health.
        xx,
        mgh

        • Interest side effect! Wow!
          I’m glad you got through it, and it side effects went away.
          I know Mindfulness Monday isn’t like a normal post from me, no offense.
          It is a way for me to put my art on my blog. Sometimes they don’t go with the quotes, but I try.
          The brain is wonderful, and sensitive. It brakes down easier than I thought it would.
          xo

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