Some lives matter less ++ Pema quote

Some lives matter less copy This is an image I keep coming back to.

Such searing truth in this.

from patriarchy to racism to cruelty & exploitation of animals...

to ... so many other things. So much more, from soup to nuts, as the expression goes.



& then, this amazing quotation from Pema Chödrön, on nothing being what we thought:

“The trick is to keep exploring and not bail out, even when we find out that something is not what we thought. That’s what we’re going to discover again and again and again. Nothing is what we thought. I can say that with great confidence. Emptiness is not what we thought. Neither is mindfulness or fear. Compassion – not what we thought. Love. Buddha nature. Courage. These are code words for things we don’t know in our minds, but any of us could experience them. These are words that point to what life really is when we let things fall apart and let ourselves be nailed to the present moment.” – Pema Chödrön in the chapter ‘Intimacy with Fear’ in When Things Fall Apart – Heart Advice for Difficult Times (1997)