When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. Life has its ups and downs. To be able to ride the waves with grace, not being blown out of the water, is to be wisely aware. This wisdom awareness also entails self-compassion, and compassion for others. “Rho.chik” literally means “one taste” in Tibetan. It is cultivated through sustained deep awareness. Awareness without grasping at anything. Our minds and hearts are wide open, allowing anything and everything that arises to flow through without sticking. All experience has the same flavor of knowing experientially all appearances to be false, deep unconditional love, and bliss.
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 […]
4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]