Learning to Make Friends with Ourselves: Pema Chodron video on Maitri.

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Loving-kindness—for oneself…

…isn’t lovey-dovey hippie-dippie. It’s truly tough stuff, and affirmations and The Secret and money and popularity and fun won’t do it.


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20 Responses to “Learning to Make Friends with Ourselves: Pema Chodron video on Maitri.”

  1. Valerie says:

    I love Pema so much… 🙂 Just can't get enough of her.

    • Mary says:

      me too Valerie I have listened to her in the car for so many years even my youngest child can tell you all about "shenpa"..Her sense of humour and open heart makes her such a pleasure to listen to.

  2. GretaCargo says:

    This is so simple, so excellent, so real. Thank you for posting! Would love to hear more from this talk.

  3. Thank you Pema Chodron. Your teachings are simple, profound and potentially life-changing. With an open heart (and an open mind) we can all learn how to make friends with ourselves. When we realize that every moment and everything we encounter is our perfect teacher, when we understand that the path and not the destination is what matters in life, then a world opens up that offers everything we need on our journey…

    Christine Maingard, Author of "Think Less, Be More" http://www.mindfulstrategies.com.au http://www.thinklessbemore.com

  4. tamara says:

    You can feel the love in her eyes.

    Is this part of a larger video? I tried to find the continuation but couldn't. Would be grateful for a link. 😉

  5. More, please! She's amazing.

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  8. Ivy says:

    Tough stuff, indeed. Thank you very much for (re)posting this tonight.

  9. Though I do love this and love Pema, I feel there has been too much a focus on the "love ourselves" in the community that has grown to dangerous and unhealthy levels.
    In this respect I prescribe to Alan Watts whom stated that we learn of ourselves through our relationships with others.
    That having been said, this is a beautiful video.

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  12. Nogood says:

    I'm tired of befriending my unworthiness.

  13. I am your brother, your best friend forever

    thanks a lot brother 🙂

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