When we think that something is going to bring us pleasure, we don’t know what’s really going to happen. When we think something is going to give us misery, we don’t know. Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. We try to do what we think is going to help. But we don’t know. We never know if we’re going to fall flat or sit up tall. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.
~ Pema Chodron
4 thoughts on “We Just Don’t Know…”
I love this, Debra.
Some of the “worst” things that ever happened to me . . . turned out to be the “best” things for me.
I am smiling at this comment…for I think the same thing. Now, but not then! :):)
I really needed to read this quote right now. Pema Chodron is such an inspiration and has a way of making things so clear and simple that what she says goes right to your heart. Thanks for sharing this quote. -Lola at http://www.dharmakilleddogma.blogspot.com
Thank you Lola.:) I needed it too. Pema does speak directly to a person it seems.
And thank you for your link…I will go and see it:)
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