Change the way you see it (From reading at Young Urban Zen)

Tonight at Young Urban Zen we read a passage from Taking the Leap by Pema Chödrön.

This line stood out to me, “change the way you see it and lean in.”

Here, Pema Chödrön is talking about how her teacher reframed a moment of difficulty as a moment of spiritual bliss. This reframing allowed her to take an interest in what was going on rather than wish it to go away. There is an emphasis on the importance of creativity and play in how we choose to approach things. It gives light to the importance of framing a situation and that it can be framed in different ways. The biggest takeaway is to cultivate an interest in difficult feelings. “Lean in,” “welcome them” to experience them a different way.

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