the earth gave way beneath your feat, and your heart dropped and your smile stopped
I hope you found the courage to hang to the end of your rope, tie a hard knot
and swing. how else can you get to where you want to be, if you don’t have the strength to leave where you are?
you say I don’t smile enough.
I say you don’t see me smile in my soul.
I don’t smile for you.
I smile for me.
A great spiritual being, Pemo Chodron
“The only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully. Learn to stay with uneasiness, learn to stay with the tightening, so that the habitual chain reaction doesn’t continue to rule your life.” – Pema Chodron