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 we take for granted, forgetting how precious it is to be alive. Remember to be grateful for the next breath. […]
Congratulations to all of you who have the courage and tenacity to read all the last 8 posts explaining the ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Geshe Langri Thangpa. It is not easy, especially the […]