Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. Compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations – based on realizing that “the other person is also just like me in wanting happiness.” Emaho!
Jealousy is like a cancer that eats us from inside. Its motivation is often hidden, but somehow feels empowering by putting others down. While this may have some limited benefit, overall it feeds insecurity by […]
Everyone wants a happy life without difficulties or suffering. We create many of the problems we face. No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and […]