Being relaxed inside is important. Things do not always go the way we want. If we are calm inside we can easily adjust. We can be resilient. No problem. If we are uptight we can easily come unglued, get frustrated even angry. Mindfulness practice training ourselves to be in the present moment observing our rich inner life fosters inner calm. So does regular meditation. In these ways we cultivate resiliency.
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]
One who looks outside dreams, one who looks inside awakens. This insight comes from Carl Jung. It seems although not surprising he recognized the value of mindfulness before it became popular in the west. While […]
Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]