We all want to be happy and not hurt. This is universal, including even animals. Yet we forget this simple yet profoundly true attitude that binds us all as living beings. Every time we meet a new person, think, “just like me she / he just wants to be happy and not in pain.” Automatically we feel closer to the other person. With time the number of our friends grows exponentially. Regardless of our preconceived ideas, everyone we meet feels close. We smile more and feel happier. The more we smile and feel happier, so does the other person. No longer are we afraid or anxious when meeting others. Rather it becomes a treat. They also become more relaxed and at ease.
Let’s explore patience a bit more. It involves managing and reducing anger. Suppressing anger doesn’t help; later it comes back with a vengeance. We need to transform it. When you churn milk you get butter […]
Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, and happy 600th anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa’s nirvana (passing). This is a special time of year. The outer stars are aligned. Please align your inner stars. Come home. Center. Balance. Be […]