Kindness towards others and kindness towards ourselves is often overlooked. We get caught up in the fast pace which stresses us out losing our mindfulness and focus on kindness. Living in the past and future we become fearful which intensifies by our floating anxiety. We believe in kindness, but forget to practice it regularly. We forget to practice kindness towards ourselves. We know how good it feels to practice kindness, yet we forget. Kindness opens our heart. It is the bedrock for caring, love and compassion. Taking care of ourselves has taken a back seat. Kindness towards ourselves is the best medicine for a positive attitude bringing us out of darkness and allowing us to flourish.
Whenever some problem arises (and when do they not!), remember to practice ‘tonlen’ – taking and giving. Think about other people and animals experiencing some similar problems. Silently take away their suffering, and give them […]
If you allow me, I would like to expand our forgiveness practice to include others; all others. We often get caught up in our own stuff and forget the other 7 billion human beings and […]
Jul. 13 Sat. – 16 Tue.2019 Meditation Retreat in Nagano “Healing Mother Earth” Message from Barry Kerzin Mother earth is crying out for help. Our children’s wellbeing, and even survival, are at stake. What contemplative […]