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“…How can we relax and have a genuine, passionate relationship with the fundamental uncertainty, the groundlessness of being human?…the fundamental anxiety of being human. This anxiety or queasiness in the face of impermanence isn’t something that afflicts just a few of us; it’s an all pervasive state that human beings share. But rather than being disheartened by the ambiguity, the uncertainty of life, what if we accepted it, and relaxed into it? What if we said, ‘Yes, this is the way it is; this is what it means to be human,’ and decided to sit down and enjoy the ride?…”

–Pema Chodron, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change