The peace that we are looking for

The peace that we are looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.

– Pema Chodron


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4 Comments

  1. Amy
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Perfect quote for a Friday morning when I am feeling unsettled at work and anxious. Just remembering to find inner peace and breathe. Enjoy your weekend, L!

  2. Margaret
    Posted July 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Wow I needed to read that quote, such true wisdom in those words. Thank you and enjoy your weekend! And I’m sure you miss Grace a lot already, but I’m sure she’s having a ball!!

  3. Posted July 28, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Oh my, this is lovely and inspiring and a fabulous early morning-coffee in hand-on the porch read.

    {Thank you for that!}

  4. Posted July 30, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I posted this quote on Facebook. I have experienced this very thing in the past year and it. is. amazing. Two job losses and a parent’s near death sickness and healing back to life could cause a lack of peace and yet, I have felt it every step of the way.

    Thank you for sharing it!

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