We have been beaten down badly in so many ways during this awful pandemic. It’s time to renew and get back up and thrive. When we are exhausted, depressed, and out of gas, it’s time to regain hope. Without hope there is no future. Hope for the best, yet prepare for the worst, is a realistic way to strengthen hope. Digging down deep to find the courage to come out of the weeds and muck is not easy, but necessary for thriving. Momentum in the positive direction points us in the right direction. Being kind to ourselves, remembering the decent actions we’ve done, and not just the mistakes, lifts us to recognize the bigger picture. We are alive and breathing. This is cause for celebration. Remembering everyone like us just wants to be happy, lifts us even more.
Three consecutive fire pujas
This morning Kirti monastery lamas, geshes, and monks performed three consecutive fire pujas. The first was for peace, the second was for increase (health and wellbeing), and the third for power to dispel the obstacles […]
Living graciously in gratitude
Living graciously in gratitude allows life to sparkle from the inside. It focuses our experience through the lens of goodness and joy. It allows us to have optimistic hope, while maintaining a realistic backup plan […]
Always be gentle with yourself
Always be gentle with yourself. Especially now during the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in our lives with this pandemic, be gentle with yourself. When you find yourself being self-critical, back off and soften. When […]