The following quote is from 'Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron'.
"Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle (through the practice of meditation),
we'll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly.
This can be a painful experience.
I can't overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly as we are right now,
not as we wish we were or think we ought to be.
By cultivating nonjudgmental openness to ourselves and whatever arises, to our surprise
and delight we will find ourselves genuinely welcoming
the never-pin-downable quality of life,
experiencing it as a friend, a teacher, and a support, and no longer as an enemy."