Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This Very Moment

Pema Chödrön:  "This very moment is the perfect teacher."

This quote by Pema can be hard to accept sometimes.  Like when "this very moment" means the death of someone you love; or the diagnosis of a terminal illness; or finding out your child has a disability; or financial struggles.

Does every event have to teach you something?  Does there always have to be a lesson in times of difficulty?  I don't think so.  Sometimes "this moment" is a lesson.  But other times, a duck is just a duck.