Another post by Pema Chodron on the basic practice in mindful living – staying with what is right in front of us or happening inside right now.
All religions point to the fact that being fully present is the only state in which you can wake up — not by somehow leaving.
So you have to find your own simple, grounded language to say that to yourself, and that’s a beautiful way to express it: What is this moment, this situation, or this person trying to teach me? Another one that I love is “This is a unique moment. Maybe I’m not so glad about it because it’s painful, but I don’t want to waste it, because it’s never going to happen again this way. So let’s taste it, smell it, experience it”.