Jealousy eats our heart. It makes us feel small and constricted. Recognize it when it arises and just say NO. Rather let’s practice appreciation. A beautiful purring car engine of a new red convertible Ferrari stops in front. The neighbor opens the curtain, and immediately says to himself, “she doesn’t deserve that car, I do!” He slams the curtain shut, looses his apatite, and has a fitful sleep. Scenario two, the other neighbor hears the same car engine, opens the curtain, and smiles, thinking, “How lucky is my neighbor. She must be very happy.” He knocks on her door, goes for a drive, and even drives the Ferrari himself, slowly down the main street for all to see.
Taking everything in stride, or in dharma terms, taking everything onto the path. This means that every experience regardless of positive or negative is made constructive. In order to do this, we must be aware. […]
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]