Cultivating generosity puts us on the road to cultivating compassion. The road to cultivating compassion is laid with bricks of selflessness. Like a teeter totter, when our ego clinging is reduced, automatically our love and compassion rise. Generosity begins the journey. Giving has many facets. Giving material things like giving food, clothing, shelter, or money, giving emotional support, giving a smile, giving forgiveness, giving gratitude, and giving advice on how to embrace a meaningful dharma life, are the many faces of generosity. This puts us on the path of Bodhicitta leading to complete Enlightenment.
Generosity comes from the heart. It is an attitude that can be trained to expand. Not only do we give Christmas presents to children, but we give love. Not only do we give love to […]
The six ways of opening the heart
Opening the heart leads to love and compassion. Giving opens the heart. We can give love, dharma teachings, nonjudgmental listening, emotional support, food, medicines, shelter, or money. Tolerance opens our heart. It counters anger, which […]
How do we get rid of our destructive negative emotions?
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]