Chattering Mind

May the roots of suffering diminish. May warfare, violence, neglect, indifference, and addictions also decrease.

May the wisdom and compassion of all beings increase, now and in the future.

May we clearly see all the barriers we erect between ourselves and others to be as insubstantial as our dreams.

May we appreciate the great perfection of all phenomena.

May we continue to open our hearts and minds, in order to work ceaselessly for the benefit of all beings.

May we go to the places that scare us.

May we lead the life of a warrior.

–from Pema Chödrön’s “The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times.”

PS: Note from CM to PC: Are our dreams (in any sense) ever really insubstantial? That’s my only complaint with this otherwise lovely bit!

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