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.
Patience is golden. It gives us pause rather than kneejerk reaction. It allows us to take a deep breath, and consider the consequences of getting angry — making us unhappy, bringing future problems, not to […]
When the sun is shining we are happy. When it is cloudy we are sad. Practicing more compassion towards our self and others gradually regardless of the sun shining or not we feel happy. A […]