It all comes down to love. Unconditional love includes everyone by excluding no one. To love your enemy takes guts. It takes courage. It takes humility. Genuine humility arises through insight. Insight is seeing things as they are, not how we want them to be, not how our preconceived ideas think they are. This takes brutal honesty free of the eight worldly attitudes expressed in four pairs of opposites: reputation and disgrace; praise and blame; gain and loss; and pleasure and pain. Unconditional love is beyond these worldly concerns. It is closer to reality, accessed through insight.
Be aware, fully aware. Train your mind to drop into the present moment at will. Whatever comes, please do not grasp or follow it. Let it flow through without clinging or attaching. This goes for […]
Several days ago, I met a man who was a former Neo-Nazi. His whole life was caught up in anti-Semitism, racism, and misogyny. All the people he associated with, usually online, held similar views provoking […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]