At one point or another, we all feel like a failure in the realm of romance and sex. When relationships end, when our sex life isn’t what we want it to be, when we feel like we’ve let someone down, the crushing feeling of failure can set in.
In this episode, Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön offers soothing wisdom about the true nature of failure. She reveals how failure can be just the opening we need to grow, heal and better understand ourselves.
“Sometimes you experience failed expectations as heartbreak and disappointment, and sometimes you feel rage. Failure or things not working out as you’d hoped doesn’t feel good; that’s for sure. But at the time, maybe instead of doing the habitual thing of labeling yourself a “failure” or a “loser” or thinking there is something wrong with you, you could get curious about what is going on. . . Remember that you never know where something will lead.” ~ Pema Chödrön
This excerpt is from her book Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better. Get this book or another one of her amazing books as a FREE audiobook by clicking here for your free Audible.com trial membership.