Type Nine: The Gentle-Hearted Peacemaker

Pema Chodron…Troublemakers…Type Nine

TROUBLEMAKERS SHOW US WHERE WE’RE STUCK Those who give us a hard time, who are difficult to be around or who constantly blow our cover, are the very ones who show us where we we’re stuck. The great meditation master Atisha always traveled with his belligerent Bengali tea-boy because it kept him honest. Without his […]

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The Essence of Courage by Pema Chodron

Pema Chödrön “The essence of bravery is being without self-deception. However, it’s not so easy to take a straight look at what we do. Seeing ourselves clearly is initially uncomfortable and embarrassing. As we train in clarity and steadfastness, we see things we’d prefer to deny—judgmentalness, pettiness, arrogance. These are not sins but temporary and

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Fred Rogers–the Exemplar of Radical Compassion

“In 1969, when black citizens in the United States were not permitted to swim in community pools along side white people, Fred Rogers brought a black police officer to his television show and invited him to cool his feet with him in a small, plastic wading pool. Mr. Rogers then helped Officer Clemmons to dry

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