It turned out this man worked for the

It turned out this man worked for the Dalai Lama. And she said gently-that they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born-and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible.
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

If you?re reading these words, perhaps it?s because

If you?re reading these words, perhaps it?s because something has kicked open the door for you, and you?re ready to embrace change. It isn?t enough to appreciate change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happen to other people but not to you. We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.
— Sharon Salzberg, The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness

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