“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” - Pema Chodron
Another Pema quote to start your week. Simple and elegant, this is a wonderful metaphor for our life's "weather" fluctuations.
The sky space is vast and open. It is like a stage on which the weather sets color and texture and tells its various stories. Ultimately, without the sky space, each story could not be told. Like the sky, we navigate all kinds of weather patterns throughout our lives. We do not have to become them.
The weather only passes over and through us. Some storms are tumultuous and destructive but we also experience cleansing rains and invigorating sunrays. Fog, clouds, sunsets, sunrises, and moon cycles - we must be prepared to meet each storyline. But underneath even the most destructive storm or the most glorious sunset, we are simply the sky.
And, who wouldn't want to be the sky?
- TaraMarie Perri