We make things complicated. Actually, things are easy. We tend to over-think. We get distracted and cannot maintain focus. We get anxious and agitated. We forget to allow the mind and heart to settle and relax, while remaining alert and awake. With this foundation, things become easier, even the challenging ones. We can be our own worst enemy making things more complicated. Being anxious, and constantly distracted here and there like a monkey, makes things complicated. Be silent; be present; be awake. Make this day special. Happy Vesak Day celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana!
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. […]
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 […]