Growth Comes From Acceptance
Sooooo this quote then from Pema Chodron……..I can’t explain how much this quote means to me. The idea that there is nothing to fix or change, is a little counterintuitive! And it was hard at first for me to really understand and grasp this concept…..BUT as a meditation practitioner I have grasped it’s meaning through my own practice. It doesn’t actually mean that we can’t desire to better ourselves and become more skillful at navigating life and letting go of unhealthy behaviors patterns that do not serve us - but what it does mean is that the way to do that is actually to acknowledge, honor, and accept exactly who we are in every given moment. In order to evolve as a human being, we have to be able to see the truth of exactly who and what we are, and sit with it, honor it, explore it with curiosity, respect it because only then can we engage with ourselves with an attitude that creates space and allows for solutions for growth.