This moment is the perfect teacher

I always love reading this quote by Pema Chodron. I am humbled and reminded of my humanity and my desire to learn and grow. I feel like it would be a spiritual practice in and of itself to read this quote everyday:

“Generally speaking, we regard discomfort in any form as bad news. But for practitioners or spiritual warriors-people who have a certain hunger to know what is true-feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
– Pema Chodron (from When Things Fall Apart)