The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake

 “We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves, the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds – never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”

~ Pema Chödrön~
“Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living”

Tao & Zen


3 responses

  1. Pingback: Zen and Ego — Zen Flash | GoodnightNina.

  2. Yes indeed, wise words. Btw “trips that we lay on ourselves” strikes me as a very 1960s expression that might confuse some readers. How about:”all these mental obsessions that we burden ourselves with”.

    April 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Gr8fullsoul.

    April 21, 2016 at 6:20 am

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