The following passage is taken from:
'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes From Pema Chodron'
TRAINING WITH UNCERTAINTY
"Many of us prefer practices that will not cause discomfort,
yet at the same time we want to be healed.
But bodhichitta training doesn't work that way.
A warrior accepts that we can never know what will happen to us next.
We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability,
always hoping to be comfortable and safe.
But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty.
This not knowing is part of the adventure, and it's also what makes us afraid."
Pebbles on beach at sundown, December 16,2012.