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.
Experience of our days is up and down. This is on the outside and superficial. As we practice more, an inner experience begins to permeate our whole experience, our whole being. At first it waxes […]
Another analogy for life’s ups and downs is riding the wave. As the wave forms if you are in the right position and have good experience you can ride the wave to the crest, and […]