"Whenever you're in a hot spot or feeling uncomfortable, whenever you're caught up and don't know what to do, you can find someplace where you can go and look at the sky and experience some freshness, free of hope and fear, free of bias and prejudice, just completely open. And this is accessible to us all the time. Space permeates everything, every moment of our lives."
"Before trying to get back on solid ground by following the habitual chain reaction, you can pause and breathe deeply in and breathe deeply out. Never underestimate the power of this simple pause."
"Whenever there's that sting of pain, I practice pausing because I know that that moment is precious."
Amen and amen. Simple, useful, beautiful advice from Pema Chodron. (Emphasis mine.)