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"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man's-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. "

~ Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart:
Heart Advice for Difficult Times

You should really get to know Buddhist nun Pema Chodron. She's got so many incredible things to say.

Check out this 2006 interview with Bill Moyers, from Faith & Reason. It offers an excellent informal conversational-style glimpse into some of Chodron's teachings, including heart-rending thoughts on concepts like dunzi, shenpa and groundlessness. Powerful stuff.

Bill Moyers interviews Pema Chodron (PBS)


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