In life we encounter delightful things and we encounter challenging things. Whichever it is, how we relate, respond, and react is crucial. This comes from inner work. Love and compassion become part of the mix. Detachment and insight also become part of the mix. Then whatever we encounter becomes rich and meaningful.
People are often confused about how to cultivate compassion. There are several approaches. One method is moving beyond empathy to compassion. Empathy is feeling like the other person is feeling. We often “take on” or […]
When the sun is shining we are happy. When it is cloudy we are sad. Practicing more compassion towards our self and others gradually regardless of the sun shining or not we feel happy. A […]
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 […]