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.
Soon another year is coming to an end. We are continually moving closer to our death. Often we do not recognize this fact of life and death. For many of us, there is some confidence […]
When we are deluged by one problem after another, we focus only on the problems, again and again and again. We forget about the good stuff. Gratitude is far from our mind, and far from […]
Several posts ago I wrote about forgiveness. Forgiveness and gratitude share the same spectrum regarding outlook or attitude. Forgiveness opens the heart by dissolving scars of hurt that made us tight and irritable. With a […]