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Monday Reflection: We Just Don’t Know

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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

One thought on “Monday Reflection: We Just Don’t Know

  1. I like the poem. But I suggest you read my last post on the topic of not knowing. If you make the unexpected become expected, you decrease the imbalance that is created through euphoria or despair… you get ready for failing and accomplishing

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