Being in the middle of nowhere ~ Pema Chödron

The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than to buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid. Becoming intimate with the queasy feeling of being in the middle of nowhere only makes our hearts more tender. When we are brave enough to stay in the middle, compassion arises spontaneously.


Pema Chödron

from the book The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times


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