Finally, I got it: a heart that is open to the world must be willing to be broken at any time. This brokenness produces the kind of grief that expands the heart so that it can love more and more.
–Stephen Cope

I had the great fortune of spending 10 days with Stephen Cope at my training retreat at Spirit Rock in 2007. I think he’s brilliant.

And this is a quote that rings so true for me.

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7 thoughts on “impermanence

  1. I have one of Stephen’s book my husband gave me. I have yet to read it but hear lovely things about him..I am learning about impermanence through a dharma book I am reading. I really enjoyed the quote you shared.


  2. I think I read every word…I once dreamed of going to monastery in India…I completely immersed myself here and it felt good…thank you for inviting me to come see you blog…it is a kind and gentle, beautiful space…Namaste’


  3. Hi Linda, It sounds as if you had a wonderful experience with Stephen Cope; I couldn't tell if it was in 2007 or recent. Beautiful images and love abounds here at your yoga life blog; Linda's Yoga. I also share a bit about yoga in my blog Oasis. I look forward to visiting again. ❤


  4. great quote. It’s hard to put yourself out there, but it’s vital to experiencing life in all its glory and despair. That’s beauty. I’ll be looking into some more Stephen that image is intense.


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