Inner peace is essential for wellbeing. Without it we often feel anxious, fearful, and suspicious. So how do we cultivate inner peace? There is no magic. You’ve received all the advice/teachings. Now we must make effort. I repeat, now we must make effort to implement them! Start thinking more about others – concern for their wellbeing. Let go of hurts through the practice of forgiveness; start with the small ones. Practice gratitude with each breath, or at least practice with each meal. Meditate daily even for 5 minutes to cultivate a habit of meditation. Be kind to yourself – OFTEN! Slightly reduce expectations of yourself. Work on recognizing anger early, and then practice transforming it into patience, tolerance, and eventually compassion and love. Love yourself and allow that love to radiate out to all others. Inner peace will then come automatically.
Living a life with joy is meaningful. Wisdom and compassion play crucial roles. Wisdom helps foster humility. Reduction in ego-centricity is part and parcel of humility. There is automatically more focus on the wellbeing of […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]
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 […]