Opening the heart leads to love and compassion. Giving opens the heart. We can give love, dharma teachings, nonjudgmental listening, emotional support, food, medicines, shelter, or money. Tolerance opens our heart. It counters anger, which closes the heart. Practicing no harm makes us relaxed and opens the heart. Not quitting when doing meaningful activities counters the habit of not finishing a project and gives a sense of fulfillment, opens the heart. Mindfulness counters distraction and anxiety also opening the heart. No grasping anything including our ego brings deep relaxation and joy opening our heart. These six ways of opening the heart are guidelines for the rest of our life.
The Shikoku – Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind (with Dr. Barry Kerzin in November 2022)
Nov. 19th-23rd The Shikoku– Inner Pilgrimage: Marriage with our Subtle Mind Dr. Barry Kerzin will visit Japan November 2022! Human Values Institute will have a “Retreat” in Shikoku at this time. “The Shikoku – Inner […]
One very important approach to resilience is mindfulness. There is Mindfulness with a capital “M,” and mindfulness with a small “m.” Mindfulness with a capital “M” is observing our inner life of thoughts and feelings […]
Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]