pema chodron

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
My awakening didn't come through the doors of a church. Instead, it has come to me through the immense power of my own humility as piece-by-piece my life was stripped away from its former state to emerge as something completely new.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Our culture's approach to mental health is fundamentally broken. One out of every four Americans personally contend with
1. Your meditation teacher has an IMDB page. There are so many failed actors aping meditation teachers that it is easy to
Through this experience, I've grown to learn a bit about what it takes to be a better husband when your spouse depends on you to be the caretaker.
Today I had a fight with God when I was driving in my car. Well, I don't really call God God anymore, now that I no longer follow a traditional religious path, so in reality, I yelled at God-Universe-Higher-Power-Guardian-Angel (and yes, I'm still trying out different names).
Pain simply is. It's a natural, normal response to loss. But the literature in the self-help world, in the therapy world, and sadly, yes even in the world of spiritual guidance, is heavy on blame. Grief is considered unhealthy. A "bad" experience.
The Buddhist teacher and author of Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better has advice on how to cope when you can't stop thinking something is wrong with you.
If you are not in the habit of practicing self-compassion this concept will seem foreign and even difficult to embrace, but loosening your grip on fear is a step toward letting go of the guilt. It will often lessen the intensity of the pain. Giving yourself grace is something that will being to open the door to healing.