10/19/2017: Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“Life’s work is to wake up, to let the things that enter into your life wake you up rather than put you to sleep. The only way to do this is to open, be curious, and develop some sense of sympathy for everything that comes along, to get to know its nature and let it teach you what it will. It’s going to stick around until you learn your lesson, at any rate. You can leave your marriage, you can quit your job, you can only go where people are going to praise you, you can manipulate your world until you’re blue in the face and try to make it always smooth, but the same old demons will always come up until finally you have learned your lesson, the lesson they came to teach you. Then those same demons will appear as friendly, warmhearted companions on the path.”

~ Pema Chodron

Nothing is more frustrating than finding yourself in a similar situation time after time after time. Yet that’s what happens when you run away from life’s challenges — they chase after you. Different faces and different places but the same old struggles.

You see, my friend, the problem is not really coming from others or from outside of you, the problem is just reflecting back to you whatever it is you are emanating from within. And until that changes, well…

So stick around and work through your challenges as they come up. You’ll be a wiser, happier person with each lesson learned.