The true source of suffering

In her book, Mindful Motherhood, Cassandra Vieten highlights a hugely significant quote taken from Pema Chodron’s book When Things Fall Apart.

“It isn’t the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer, it’s what we say to ourselves about the things that are happening. That’s where the suffering comes from.”

Try, just for today, to notice the story line. And see what happens if you quiet that down for a bit and just recognize the facts void of judgment and assumption.

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About katekripke

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW) with a practice specializing in prenatal and postpartum wellness, including the prevention and treatment of Perinatal Mood Disorders. I am also a Colorado State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International.
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