When we encounter difficult people, rather than reacting, take a breath and remember they are your precious teacher. Your teacher of patience. Your teacher of tolerance. Your teacher of love and compassion. Training ourselves to react to each and every situation with calmness, thoughtfulness, and kindness is our goal. It makes life meaningful and joyful. Relating to people whom you like or love is easy. It doesn’t take much effort. Relating to difficult people is a challenge. It requires effort to be kind and understanding. The rewards for the other person are often wonderful. The rewards for ourselves eventually will be enlightenment!
We are going through this famous short text on cultivating compassion. Verse 4 from this text, ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by Langri Thangpa,’ reads: “Whenever I see an evil being Overwhelmed by intense negativity […]
Mar. 28, 2019 Mindfulness Training for Educators “Illuminating the Path for Future Japanese Education of Healthy Young Adults “ Dr. Barry Kerzin will teach educators in Japan. We would be happy if you could join […]