When we encounter a rough patch and are come down hard on our self, remember others, many of whom are also being harm on themselves. Wish them all to be free of shame and self-ridicule. “Them” including myself. Send light and love to all, including myself. Shifting the focus away from “me, me, me” often lifts our mood, and eases the self bashing. It may even open our heart and bring joy.
Inner peace is essential for wellbeing. Without it we often feel anxious, fearful, and suspicious. So how do we cultivate inner peace? There is no magic. You’ve received all the advice/teachings. Now we must make […]
When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]