27 May 2011

Discomfort Leads to Liberation

As a species, we should never underestimate our low tolerance for discomfort. Sitting meditation cultivates loving-kindness and compassion. It gives us a way to move closer to our thoughts and emotions that we avoid. It is a method for cultivating unconditional friendliness toward ourselves and for parting the curtain of indifference that distances us from the suffering of others. It is our vehicle for learning to be a truly loving person.

~Pema Chodron