Taking off my armor

“When we protect ourselves so we won't feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of of the heart.” ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times I read this Pema Chodron book several years ago, and her image of armor has stuck with me.  I've … Continue reading Taking off my armor

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Am I secure?

Do you ever feel completely secure? Lately, I've been pondering security. . . . what makes me feel secure, safe, comfortable.  Some of this pondering has to do with my coming to the end of a cancer journey, but it's also connected with my quitting my "secure" teaching job in 2008, a job from which … Continue reading Am I secure?