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.
Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]
Nov. 10, 2018 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]
The goal is to cultivate in our hearts the concern a dedicated mother feels for her child, and then focus it on more and more people and living beings. This is a heartfelt, powerful love. […]