Friday, February 08, 2008

Daily Dharma: Trying to Get It

Great wisdom in today's Daily Dharma from Pema Chodron:

Trying to Get It

We try so hard to hang on to the teachings and "get it," but actually the truth sinks in like rain into very hard earth. The rain is very gentle, and we soften up slowly at our own speed. But when that happens, something has fundamentally changed in us. That hard earth has softened. It doesn't seem to happen by trying to get it or capture it. It happens by letting go; it happens by relaxing your mind, and it happens by the aspiration and the longing to want to communicate with yourself and others. Each of us finds our own way.

- Pema Chodron, Start Where You Are; from Everyday Mind, edited by Jean Smith, a Tricycle book.

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