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.
We often forget gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for. The next breath is taken for granted. We forget how precious it is to be alive. Remember to be grateful for the next […]
Forgiveness and gratitude
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]
Fear from the unknown and the uncertainty
Fear from the unknown and the uncertainty filling our lives, brings anxiety. We become “antsy,” and lose our rhythm. We easily fall out of balance. Good sleep is out of reach. We don’t know what […]