It seems counter-intuitive, but the more we care for others the better we care for our self. The more we work at transforming anger, jealousy, and pride into patience, appreciation, and humility, the better we care for our self. This is recognizing “self-care” from a broader perspective. The broader our perspective, the deeper are the results. Slowly we recognize our so-called “reality” is actually dependent on our mind and heart, and not something objective out there. Combining this understanding with caring for others, we will reach the greatest depths. Then we come home to our natural mind of luminosity in all its grandeur.
Now that we have begun the process of forgiving, of course it won’t work right away. We need to be persistent, and very importantly not beat ourselves up when we are blocked and unable to […]
Opening the heart leads to love and compassion. Giving opens the heart. We can give love, dharma teachings, nonjudgmental listening, emotional support, food, medicines, shelter, or money. Tolerance opens our heart. It counters anger, which […]
Let’s review anger management as this is our pillar for cultivating compassion. Patience and tolerance are cultivated through transforming anger. Tolerance can easily flourish into love and compassion. Anger management does not mean suppressing our […]