Book Recommendation: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
13 Apr 2020
Dear mang’Oh family,
Today, we have a wonderful book recommendation for you, When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. This book is a gem, full of heart wisdom and guidance. Sometimes, the most miraculous turning points in our lives occur when things fall apart.
Here is a small excerpt:
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.
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.
– Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart
Wishing you all health and wellness,
Erica and Cindy