I like to think of myself as a Mormon Buddhist. I’m not sure if I’d be up for the task of being a nun, but I certainly could be down with hanging out with some Buddhist nuns for a couple of weeks to get all zen inside.
There was a 2 year period of my life where it seemed like everything had hit the fan. My younger sister passed away from cancer, I was pregnant and we thought our baby had some serious genetic issues (that ended up working out to be just fine), the economy crashed, and then my husband got in a really big car crash. It seemed like things wouldn’t let up. One thing right after another. I tried to dig in and get all zen with the chaos. Someone passed along a copy of the book “When Things Fall Apart” by Buddhist Nun, Pema Chodron. In my case, the book could have been more aptly named “When Things Just Plain Suck”.
I devoured the book. I love the way she writes and I love the perspective that she brings. There’s a lot we can just let go of, and she sums that up in ways that might actually help you do it. I ran across this quote the other day and was reminded of how much I dug it so I wanted to share!
Go ahead – print off our little Buddhist quote printable, pin it up, save it to your desktop. Enjoy! And be zen! 😀
Printables by Juliann Law for Today’s Mama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.
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