Stay with the moment

“In the practice I'm recommending, doing something different means staying with that moment. I talked about this in terms of meditation practice, how we must let the thoughts and words go and feel whatever is happening. We must change our whole view about pain and difficulty and realize that pain is a prime time for spiritual practice. You might say, 'This is prime time?!' But it is prime time because at that moment, you can either harden into an old pattern or you can soften and do something different. And often doing something different, as I say, is really just staying.” ― Pema Chödrön

 

“In the practice I’m recommending, doing something different means staying with that moment. I talked about this in terms of meditation practice, how we must let the thoughts and words go and feel whatever is happening. We must change our whole view about pain and difficulty and realize that pain is a prime time for spiritual practice. You might say, ‘This is prime time?!’ But it is prime time because at that moment, you can either harden into an old pattern or you can soften and do something different. And often doing something different, as I say, is really just staying.” ― Pema Chödrön

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