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.
Cultivate a refuge deep within our heart.
Sometimes we’re happy, sometimes we’re sad. It is all the same, just experience. The more we remember this, the less attached we become to pleasure and pain. With practice we cultivate a refuge deep within […]
The silver lining of adverse conditions
Taking good care of ourself is a continuous process. It is crucial, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Old habits of self-criticism and self-doubt creep in like water flowing downhill. We are physically isolated. It feels […]
The heart of the practice
The 1st Panchen Lama, Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, in his ‘Guru Puja’ (‘Lama Choepa’) writes, “This chronic disease of cherishing ourselves is the cause giving rise to our unsought suffering; understanding this, we seek the courage […]