A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. So don’t push it. A round peg doesn’t fit in a square hole. So don’t push it. These are learning situations I often have to relearn. There is something, in fact much, to be said for serendipity, for allowing the natural flow of things. This approach along with planning occasionally leads to greater sustainability and success in the future. It also relaxes us and brings us closer to our true nature. Our true nature is bathed in unconditional compassion, love, bliss, and wisdom. Even when we sneeze we can experience this, albeit for a brief instant. The next time you sneeze, find the bliss. When we sneeze, and more prominently when we die, we traverse the eight dying stages where the mind becomes subtler. The subtlest mind is deeply blissful, unconditionally loving, and completely wise.
Compassion is an often-used word, but rarely understood. According to the Buddha, compassion is the relief of suffering. So, what is suffering? Buddha used the word ‘dukkha.’ We do not have an English equivalent, so […]
Too often we get swept away into the future, or dragged back into the past. We miss out being present. It is in the present that we find balance, that we find our center. In […]