We Have a Choice

By accepting and living in the present moment, just as it is, we begin to experience more contentment, more spaciousness...

— Pema Chodron

“Meditation works very directly with beginning to see what we’re doing and beginning to realize that we have a choice in any moment to either return to the present or escalate our suffering by letting our stories and thoughts take over.

In any given moment, whether on the meditation cushion or in post meditation, we begin to perceive more and more clearly—because of our meditation practice— how we are getting hooked, how we’re attaching to a line of discursive thought… we begin to realize that we can do something different.”

—Pema Chodron