“As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don’t deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity.”
― Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice For Difficult Times
Oh, Pema. I don’t know if I can “relax with” it, but I sure am grateful for your encouragement to try. Sometimes I feel like maybe I can just ride this choppy sea.
I can’t say how grateful I am for these lessons — to Pema, and to a few other humans, who held my hand during some very hard stuff. And to the ones who hold my hand these days. So grateful.