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.
We often take things for granted. Being alive at the same time as the most remarkable, humble, compassionate, loving, and wise Buddha, we take for granted. You who are here on this planet solely to […]
Anger, jealousy, pride, and desire are all grounded in wrong perception. Wrong perception of ourself. Wrong perception of the other. We don’t recognize this wrong perception. It becomes our norm. Oh, so familiar, so warm […]