The rough challenging patches are ripe for inner growth. When there is smooth sailing, we coast, and usually do not grow. That’s why Bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks. Peacocks eat poison, but are not harmed. They just grow and thrive. Bodhisattvas look for challenging situations to grow their capacity to serve and benefit others. When we are challenged, we can grow. Challenging times are not easy, but with this attitude of inner growth of our capacity to help others, challenging times become a little easier!
None of us are perfect
None of us are perfect. And that is o.k. In fact, it is better than o.k. since it gives each and every one of us a chance to be a better person. The opportunity to […]
The most precious potential
As budding Bodhisattvas practicing universal compassion, no one is left out of our compassion. This means everyone is included, even the most vile and violent individual. For everyone has this most precious potential to be […]
This is the darkest day of the year
This is the darkest day of the year. Infinite possibilities, yeah! It can only get lighter, at least for six months. Practicing dharma means to work with everything that happens to you, outer circumstances and […]