Come As You Are: Sacred Curiosity

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I subscibe to daily meditation tips, inspirational quotes and other such nonsense. 

I am passing this along. I believe the quote is from pages 4-5 of Pema Chodron’s book Awakening  Loving-Kindness.

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THE PATH IS CURIOSITY

The path of meditation and the path of our lives altogether has to do with curiosity, inquisitiveness. The ground is ourselves; we’re here to study ourselves and to get to know ourselves now, not later. People often say to me, “I wanted to come and have an interview with you, I wanted to write you a letter, I wanted to call you on the phone, but I wanted to wait until I was more together.” And I think, “Well, if you’re anything like me, you could wait forever!” So come as you are. The magic is being willing to open to that, being willing to be fully awake to that. One of the main discoveries of meditation is seeing how we continually run away from the present moment, how we avoid being here just as we are. That’s not considered to be a problem; the point is to see it.

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