Meaningful Monday: Pema Chödrön

 

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photo by Lorraine

Wendy is too busy with all the wonderous changes in her life to present her usual Mindfulness Monday post at the moment. So, I am stepping in with a guest post for her.

I have always found great wisdom, humour and compassion in the words of  Pema Chödrön. She is member of/teacher at a Shambhala Buddist community – Gampo Abbey – in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia which gives her words a special resonance with me. My paternal roots, and extended chunks of my adult life were spent in the Maritimes. No better spot for meditation, retreat, and restoration. I just returned from the South Shore of Nova Scotia. My first visit “home” in 7 years; a truly transformative experience.

So in honour of Wendy and Nova Scotia, I present Meaningful Monday as a guest host for Wendy’s wonderful Mindfulness Mondays. All quotes are from Pema Chödrön.

 

“When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.”

“Each moment is an opportunity to make a fresh start.”

“Every situation is a passing memory.”

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5 thoughts on “Meaningful Monday: Pema Chödrön

  1. Thank you, Rita. Pema is such a wonderous person, I had trouble picking just three.
    Yes, new beginnings for Wendy as she heads southwest soon. Wishing her all the best.
    I may do another meaningful Monday on her behalf.

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    • Thanks Faith! We just arrived in Tucson, Arizona today! Our stuff gets here tomorrow, so still a lot of moving yet to do.
      Thank you for the abundance of love, positiveness and hugs!!! xo

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