Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sounds True - Pema Chödrön: The Fundamental Ambiguity of Human Existence


This was the Sounds True Weekly Wisdom Producer's Pick from last week - Pema Chodron talking on ambiguity and becoming comfortable with uncertainty. Sounds True producer Randy Roark offers this selection from The Three Commitments as an example of how "accepting the underlying groundlessness of human life can give us a new understanding of personal freedom." There is a link at the bottom to all of Pema Chodron's offerings at Sounds True. Enjoy!

Pema Chödrön: The Fundamental Ambiguity of Human Existence


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Pema Chödrön teaches that the awakened life begins and ends with wonder—the thrill of letting go and thoroughly enjoying the ride. What prevents us from making this leap? Our ego’s survival instincts. In the audio program The Three Commitments, Pema teaches about Tibetan Buddhism’s essential life instructions for letting go of confusion and fear so we may take the next step towards true liberation and joy. Sounds True producer Randy Roark chose this week’s selection as an example of how Pema artfully turns our fears into an opening for transformation—describing how accepting the underlying groundlessness of human life can give us a new understanding of personal freedom.

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