Some notes from: When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron.
Trying to get a lasting security* teaches us a lot, because if we never try to do it, we never noticed that it can’t be done.
We can drop the fundamental hope that there is a better “me” who will one day emerge
Hopelessness is the basic ground. Otherwise, we’re going to make the journey with the hope of getting security. If we make the journey to get security, we’re completely missing the point.
Begin the journey without hope of getting ground under your feet. Begin with hopelessness. (✅)
This is the beginning of the beginning. Without giving up hope – that there somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be – we will never relax with where we are or who we are.🆗
* Or any security whatsoever in some cases. 🔚