As I review some of my posts I realize they are all interconnected. We keep circling back to similar interrelated topics albeit from different perspectives. This is awesome! The Buddha’s teachings are like a giant jigsaw puzzle, all fitting together perfectly. Let’s begin another discussion of how to step back from the 8 worldly concerns. But first let’s review what they are. They are 4 pairs of opposites: praise and blame; fame and disrespect; pleasure and pain; and gain and loss. We train in reducing our attachment to all 8, even the ones from a limited perspective we feel are advantageous. They all involve some form of ego-grasping, of preoccupation with number one – me, me, me. Full nonattachment requires a deeper understanding and eventually realization of emptiness – absence of the distorted way we see and understand ourselves and the world. More to come …..
The deepest self-compassion is wisdom. It gets to the heart of the matter – all our dissatisfaction and difficulties. Wisdom is basically nonattachment. There are many levels of nonattachment, like peeling an onion. 1000 years […]
Forgiveness is powerful medicine. Practicing it means that we are taking good care of ourself. It is simply allowing ourself to let go of hurts that have built up often over years. We start with […]