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.
When living in the fast lane, we are constantly bumping into others who are also living in the fast lane. Egos are bruised, patience wears thin, and the “blame others” scenario is close at hand. […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. This is partly because we do not have an equivalent word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. It includes enlightened wisdom to eliminate the deepest level […]
The word compassion is often misunderstood. In English it has Christian overtones that include pity, turning the other cheek, and weakness. It is often seen as powerless. But the Buddhist understanding of compassion is much […]