monday morning meditation

3 Aug


p a t i e n c e     is the     a n t i d o t e

Patience is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path. By patience, we do not mean endurance- as in ” grin and bear it.” In any situation, instead of reacting suddenly, we could chew it, smell it, look at it, and open ourselves to seeing what’s there. The opposite of patience is aggression- the desire to jump and move, to push against our lives, to try to fill up space. The journey of patience involves relaxing, opening to whats happening, experiencing a sense of wonder.

-Pema Chodron-


3 Responses to “monday morning meditation”

  1. Mark August 3, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    How beautiful, true and profound .

  2. righteousbruin9 August 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    This patience has served me so well, especially in the past twelve years of my very full life. I trust you are doing well.

  3. di @ life of di. August 6, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    If only I had more patience. I think it’d save Marty and I a lot of arguments… 😦

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