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.
4th of July commemorates American independence. Lincoln said it eloquently during the American Civil War in his Gettysburg Address, “… a government of the people, by the people, and for the people….” He was referring […]
The second type of meditation is contemplative or analytical meditation. In this type of meditation we think about a certain topic like impermanence, compassion, or wisdom (shunyata). When we get some feeling, understanding, or an […]