no one else gives this to you

smoke ’em if you got ’em


We already

have what we need.

The wisdom, the strength,

the confidence, the awakened heart

and mind are always accessible here and now.

We are just uncovering them. We are rediscovering

them. We’re not inventing them or importing

them from somewhere else.

They’re here.


That’s why

when we feel caught

in darkness, suddenly the clouds

can part. Out of nowhere we cheer up

or relax or experience the vastness

of our minds. No one else

gives this to



Pema Chodron