Thursday, February 9, 2012


Although it is embarrassing and painful, it is very healing to stop hiding from yourself. It is healing to know all the ways that you’re sneaky, all the ways that you hide out, all the ways that you shut down, deny, close off, criticize people, all your weird little ways. You can know all of that with some sense of humor and kindness. By knowing yourself, you’re coming to know humanness altogether. We are all up against these things.
- Pema Chodron

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gp said...

Justin, i couldn't disagree more with this idea- absolutely nothing good can come from being totally, 100% honest with yourself. We all have so many flaws that total honesty would inevitably result in insanity or suicide :).

Jim said...

Yea Pema!

Jim said...

GP, maybe if we approached our 'flaws' with a little humour we would see that they are just the quirks we have been given or have to deal with.