Monday, July 25, 2011

Facing our pain

I just learned today that Charlotte Joko Beck died last month at the venerable age of ninety-four. She was one of the meditation teachers I admired the most. Here's something she said that actually says a lot:
We have to face the pain we have been running from. In fact, we need to learn to rest in it and let its searing power transform us.
A few simple words, really. With a meaning that bears careful and deep pondering.

1 comment:

  1. I spent so much of my life trying to run and hid from my pain. I'm nowhere near good at resting in it, but I'm willing to now. At least sometimes.

    Thank you -- I shared the link on FB.


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