When we sink emotionally, we forget gratitude. Living in grace we receive the blessings of the Buddhas. Our virtuous actions of concern for others and not taking appearances to be real lead to this state of grace. There is no grasping or clinging. Living in grace is sublime. There is an underlying subtle joy of the mind and the body. We are balanced and present with awareness just observing everything internal and external. We are not doing anything. We are just being without disturbing the natural flow. From within this mental space of grace we act compassionately.
Gratitude is the spice of life. It makes everything sparkle. It is like glitter on the inside. Not only do we feel good, but those around us also feel good. Gratitude connects us with others. […]
The mark of a mature seasoned practitioner is being able to take everything onto the path. Everything. A dear friend just completed a lengthy course of treatment for advanced cancer. Throughout he remained calm, positive, […]
Forgiveness and gratitude
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]