When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise and blame; gain and loss; and pleasure and pain. This cultivates deep joy, balance, and love.
We all have this precious gem of unconditional love, wisdom, and bliss within us, but we usually have so much junk covering it that we fail to recognize it. Practice stillness in the present moment. […]
Never forget the joy, even if you are not feeling it, remember it. This is our true default setting – joy and love. Even remembering it can help lift the cloud, at least a little. […]