The first beneficiary of compassion is always ourself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear and suspicion, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life. We have 8 more days remaining in this precious Saga Dawa month when the Shakyamuni Buddha enlightened, so please be careful to avoid harm and be helpful as much as possible.
The more we forgive the more we feel grateful. The more we feel grateful the more we forgive. These two — forgiveness and gratitude — are mutually supportive. They set the tone for the day […]
In the last post I discussed boosting low self-confidence. It is important not to overshoot and become arrogant. Therefore, ‘healthy self-confidence’ is our goal. Healthy self-confidence is putting no one down, not myself and not […]