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.
Compassion is an often-used word, but rarely understood. According to the Buddha, compassion is the relief of suffering. So, what is suffering? Buddha used the word ‘dukkha.’ We do not have an English equivalent, so […]
Compassion is the ticket. It is best approach to fighting injustice, the best approach to helping others, and the best approach to our own deeper happiness. Every living being has been our kind mother in […]