Guilt erodes everything good. It erodes our confidence. It erodes our compassion especially for ourself. It also erodes our sense of wellbeing. So how can we reduce our guilt? The first thing is to recognize it. Then we can tell ourself, “I don’t need you anymore.” Reflect on the deficits of guilt – how it not only harms you but also those around you. Show it the “back door.” Imagine it embodied as a cloud drifting across the sky and totally dissolving.
A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. This mind can also be likened to a seed; when cultivated, it gives rise to many […]
Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]