When it feels like the rug is being pulled out from under you, remember there is no rug and no you. At least not the ones we normally relate to. Everything is like a dream, an image in a dream when we wake up. It seemed so real, but then we recognize, “it was just a dream.” This attitude helps soften the rough edges, and smooths out the bumps in life. It eases “mendokusai” [Japanese], or hopelessness and apathy in English.
“Row row row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.” Did you sing that when you were young? I did. But we didn’t have a clue to […]
Barchey in Tibetan means obstacle. Have you ever had a day that started on the wrong foot and continued that way throughout the day? Sometimes this is due to barchey. It can be a powerful […]