A quote from Pema Chodron submitted by Laurie Veillette, PsyD
This week for Wellness Wednesday Laurie has shared a quote by Pema Chodron for us to be able to reflect on.
“What will you learn…?”
“In life we think the that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem. The real truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together for a time, then they fall back apart. Then they come together and fall apart again. It’s just like that.
Personal discovery and growth come from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
Suffering comes from wishing things were different. Misery is self-inflicted, when we are expecting the “ideal” to overcome the “actual,” or needing things (or people, or places) to be different for us so we can then be happy.
Let the hard things in life break you. Let them affect you. Let them change you. Let those hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hide under your covers. Lean into it.
What is the lesson in the wind? What is the storm trying to tell you? What will you learn if you face it with courage – with full honesty and – lean into it.”
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help. These are two available resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Crisis text line: 741741
Laurie Veillette, PsyDCCL Board Member
Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in health psychology
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