A calm mind is important to allow our intelligence to work well. It also brings happiness. So how can we develop a calm mind? The destroyers of a calm mind are fear, suspicion, hatred, anger, and greed. Too much ambition also destroys a calm mind. So we must work on reducing these calm mind destroyers.
Quieting the mind and allowing it to deeply relax and settle into the present moment is strong medicine. Since we are used to doing the opposite, of following imaginary “what if” stories in the future […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]