Spiraling down into the dumps doesn’t help anyone. Let’s try to avoid it. Remembering gratitude for being alive, our teachers, the teachings of the Buddha, good friends, etc. helps. Also thinking of others who might be spiraling down, and wishing them happiness also helps our situation – the two-way street of compassion. Preventing the blahs also helps. Taking our focus away from number one lightens our load. Love and compassion are like magic elixirs. Emaho!
The second type of meditation is contemplative or analytical meditation. In this type of meditation we think about a certain topic like impermanence, compassion, or wisdom (shunyata). When we get some feeling, understanding, or an […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. We don’t have a good English word for ‘nyingje’ in Tibetan, or ‘karuṇā’ in Sanskrit. In addition to ‘wishing and acting to relieve suffering,’ compassion is nourished by wisdom. It is […]
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]