Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore, we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others. These are not just mere words, but when deeply felt and realized, are the path to our own enlightenment and the enlightenment of all others. Interdependence brings us to genuine respect and gratitude for others. It is on the basis of others we realize Bodhicitta and full enlightenment. Paraphrased from the master of masters, HH Dalai Lama.
Gratitude lightens our load. It makes us feel embedded with others and the planet, and even the universe. There is so much to be thankful for, even though these days it seems hard to find. […]
Not getting what you what is a blessing in disguise. When we are very disappointed and let down, just like when we are falsely accused, our sense of self is right there in our face. […]
Everyone has a kernel of goodness within – everyone, even the meanest people. We are products of our environment. Harsh environments produce harsh responses. We distinguish between the person and the actions. Thus respect and […]