Tag Archives: Pema Chödrön

Self-Acceptance (& Which of Our Possible Selves to Accept)


“Your god-self does not dwell alone in your being.  Much in you is still man, and much in you is not yet man, but a shapeless pygmy that walks asleep in the mist searching for its own awakening.” – Kahlil … Continue reading

Posted in C.S. Lewis, Dag Hammarskjöld, Pema Chodron, Personal Growth, Self-Acceptance, Self-Love, Spiritual Growth, The Examined Life, Viktor Frankl, Waking Up | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Vase or Faces: Is Life Fundamentally Easy; Difficult; or Both?


. How do you view life—as something that fundamentally is supposed to be easy (which means that difficulty and hardship are aberrations)?  Or is life something that is essentially / fundamentally difficult and painful, a struggle (“life is suffering” said … Continue reading

Posted in Buddha, Critical Thinking, Difficulty, Jose Ortega y Gasset, M. Scott Peck, Pema Chodron, Personal Growth, Perspective, The Examined Life, The Road Less Traveled, Truth, Waking Up | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Learning How to Deal Better with the Full Intensity of Life by Becoming More Awake and Enlightened AND Conscientious (updated)


(This is an updated version of something I posted on Jan 7th of this year regarding how to become more awake and enlightened and conscientious. . . . https://realtruelove.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/becoming-more-awake-enlightened-and-conscientious/) We do not become enlightened by avoiding what is unpleasant and … Continue reading

Posted in Courage, Differentiation, Emotional Maturity, James Hollis, Jung, Rilke, Rumi, The Dalai Lama, Waking Up, What is Love? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments