Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego goes up, compassion goes down. We become concerned only about number one – no one else. It is a prison of loneliness. Healthy self-confidence helps us to balance without putting anyone down – not myself, and not others. It trains us to avoid the extremes of inferiority complex and arrogance. The most highly respected and trusted individuals are humble – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Nelson Mandela; Saint Mother Teresa; Mahatma Gandhi; and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Cultivating humility brings good sleep, wellbeing, respect, and trust.
Life has its ups and downs
When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. Life has its ups and downs. To be able to ride the waves with grace, not being blown out of the water, […]
How to cultivate compassion
Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view […]
Not taking ourselves too seriously
Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That […]