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.
Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of […]
As I review some of my posts I realize they are all interconnected. We keep circling back to similar interrelated topics albeit from different perspectives. This is awesome! The Buddha’s teachings are like a giant […]