Your windows on the world

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” ~Alan Alda

How often do you take time to challenge your assumptions about the world? Do you even know what assumptions you are making on a regular basis?

Knowing what they are and challenging them regularly can open up whole new vistas to view.


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Things falling apart

“Things falling apart is also a kind of healing.” ~Pema Chödrön

Sometimes, like with this hole in the Berlin Wall, things that fall apart are actually openings to free us from the constraints that we’ve build around ourselves. Although it may not feel like healing at first, time may well show how each falling apart was actually a form of healing that isn’t visible until we can see it in the distance of hindsight.

Where can you see glimpses of healing in the things that have fallen apart in your past?


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Just the weather

a glimpse of blue sky surrounded by clouds

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” ~Pema Chödrön

When you’re going through storms, it’s not easy to keep enough perspective to remember that the storm will pass. It feels like the storm is all there is.

And yet, no matter how difficult things may be, it’s just the weather that’s passing through at this moment.

Coming back to remembering that we are the sky and not the current weather pattern broadens our perspective enough to make the hard times easier to bear.

How does this shift in perspective make it easier to stay with whatever is happening in your life at this moment?