Some people consider warm-hearted kindness to be a sign of weakness; limp like an overcooked eggplant. Actually compassion is active, countering injustice. Compassion counters our tendency to think we are the best, or to think we are the worst. Love and compassion reduce our self-centeredness. They reduce our ego by putting our energy into concern for others. So practicing compassion takes courage – the courage to face and work on reducing our own selfishness.
We are down to the last pair of the 8 worldly activities, pleasure and pain. While it is not bad to enjoy pleasure, getting too attached and being “led by the nose” disrupts our life. […]
The more we forgive the more we feel grateful. The more we feel grateful the more we forgive. These two — forgiveness and gratitude — are mutually supportive. They set the tone for the day […]