Tonglen – taking and giving — is powerful. With the in-breath, in the form of dark smoke, breathe in the suffering of all living beings. At the end of the in-breath immediately transform it into light-love-wisdom energy. Then breathe out filling all living beings including yourself with that light-love-wisdom energy. Repeat this many times. Do this especially when you are hurting, but also when you are feeling happy. This is a wonderful practice at the time of your death.
Living a life of humility, simplicity, and helping others is meaningful. It brings joy along with deeper satisfaction and contentment. These qualities are often lacking in today’s environment. Being humble counters the tendency not only […]
Often we get stuck in a funk. We are paralyzed and taken over by insecurity. We cannot accomplish anything. Nor can we just relax and be. Trying to push out of it just drains us. […]