Falling Apart

"Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of
healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the
problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They
come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and
fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting
there be room for all this to happen; room for grief, for relief, for
misery, for joy. When we think that something is going to bring us
pleasure, we don't know what's really going to happen. When we think
something is going to give us misery, we don't know. Letting there be
room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. We try to do
what we think is going to help. But we don't know. We never know if
we're going to fall flat or sit up tall. When there's a big
disappointment, we don't know if that's the end of the story. It may be
just the beginning of a great adventure."

Pema Chodron

Seen elsewhere on Vox…had to borrow it.  I've been flirting with buying one of Chodron's books for some time now.

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  1. Love this: "Letting there be
    room for not knowing is the most important thing of all."

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