Balancing alertness with relaxation is important in our meditation and daily life as well. The last two posts about emptiness created an abundance of alertness! So let’s chill, relax, and balance with some compassion. My default that I return to again and again is the fact that we are all the same on a deeper more fundamental level. We all want to be happy and not hurt. So when we meet people (or animals) remember, “just like me s/he wants to be happy and not hurt.” This brings closeness to others. Compassion becomes closer and easier to practice.
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 […]
Are you ready to go further? I would like to share with you another method to transform anger into tolerance, understanding, and eventually compassion. This one comes from the 8th Century Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva. […]