Along with training the mind to be aware in the present moment comes training the mind and heart to be more compassionate. Deconstructing the ego utilizing the Buddhist wisdom leads to humility. “Us and them” formulations are put to rest. Rather than “me, me, me,” we focus on “you, you, you.” It is like a teeter totter. When ego goes down, compassion goes up. In this way the wisdom of emptiness is at the service of unconditional love and compassion.
The blocks to unconditional love
It comes down to unconditional love. The blocks to unconditional love, or Bodhicitta, are our destructive emotions like anger, jealously, pride, and selfishness. These are all rooted in a delusion that we and things exist […]
We are all visitors to this time
“We are all visitors to this time, to this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, ….. and then we return home.” This is […]
When the heat comes we move like a slug. When the long winter nights come we can’t get out of bed. When there is argument around us we feel uncomfortable. When the lights don’t turn […]