Pacing is so important. Going too fast zaps our energy and throws us off balance. Too much laziness breaks our stride. Balancing alertness and relaxation once again brings us back to the sweet spot. This is pacing, recognizing we are in this for a long, long, time. As HH Dalai Lama says, we are in this for eons. He means we continue returning to samsara to benefit every living being. We keep returning until the last sentient being has left samsara, attaining nirvana and enlightenment.
Gratitude is the spice of life. It makes everything sparkle. It is like glitter on the inside. Not only do we feel good, but those around us also feel good. Gratitude connects us with others. […]
We must be careful when we tap into the massive suffering in the world, not to be crushed and overwhelmed. Recognizing others’ suffering opens our hearts to compassion. It does not close our hearts. This […]
In order of difficulty starting with the easiest, we practice generosity, then no harm, patience, not giving up, and concentration. These are the practices of a Bodhisattva, one who trains in Bodhicitta, or universal compassion […]