And It Cripples Us

“Every cell in the body is continuously changing. Thoughts and emotions rise and fall away unceasingly. When we’re thinking that we’re competent or that we’re hopeless– what are we basing it on? On this fleeting moment? On yesterday’s success or failure? We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us. Nothing and no one is fixed.”  ~Pema Chödrön, in The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times ©2002

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