Part of our path

When we are distracted by a strong emotion, do we remember that it is part of our path? Can we feel the emotion and breathe it into our hearts for ourselves and everyone else? If we can remember to experiment like this even occasionally, we are training as a warrior. And when we can’t practice when distracted but know that we can’t, we are still training well. Never underestimate the power of compassionately recognizing what’s going on. After genuinely connecting with the pain and your ability to open and let go, then take the practice a step further and do it for all sentient beings

― Pema Chödrön

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