“When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is an old adage. We may not feel tough but to endure and even grow during the drought is the practice of dharma. Bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks. Peacocks eat poison with impunity. Bodhisattvas relish adversity. They rejoice in the chance to work on their negativity. It gives them courage and strength, filling them with meaning. Reducing negativities means better qualified to help others. It makes toughness on the outside with hearts of shining gold radiating love and compassion on the inside.
Be happy. Just be happy. Let go and be happy. Let the inner struggles take a rest. Let go and be happy. All that inner stuff feels so real, it feels so solid and stuck. […]
This is the darkest day of the year. Infinite possibilities, yeah! It can only get lighter, at least for six months. Practicing dharma means to work with everything that happens to you, outer circumstances and […]