Now that we have at least considered practicing forgiveness, practicing gratitude enhances our happiness even further. Both practices rely on mindfulness, to know when we are not practicing, and to remind ourselves what specifically to practice. Anything and everything are objects of our gratitude. Even harmful emotions or encountering difficult people! For these can inspire us to change and work on our stuff. In fact harmful emotions can also be seen in terms of bliss and emptiness — their resultant purification – and thus appropriate offerings. To whom do we offer our gratitude? To every living being including ourself, and the enlightened ones – our future selves.
The mark of a mature seasoned practitioner is being able to take everything onto the path. Everything. A dear friend just completed a lengthy course of treatment for advanced cancer. Throughout he remained calm, positive, […]
Love makes the world go around. It moves mountains. It brings inner peace not only to oneself but also to those around us. It is the deepest nature of the mind, inseparable from wisdom realizing […]