When there is tension in the air, we must remain extra vigilant. Remaining extra vigilant, we stay centered and do not get caught up in the wave of fear and anxiety. This is crucial for our dharma practice to allow us to stay open, relaxed, compassionate, and wise. Otherwise we spiral down into self-doubt and cynicism. Or worse, into righteousness and arrogance. Being vigilant through watching our mind is the key. This allows us to adjust our motivation when necessary. This is our home. From our home of balanced openness filled with unconditional love and wisdom, we connect positively with the whole world. We connect with mother earth and with all the living beings as our dear neighbors.
Always come home
Always come home. When you feel out of balance, come home. When you feel balanced, come home. Come home to the present. Remember nothing is real. Everything we see, hear, think, and feel is not […]
Uncertainty and impermanence
More shifting sands of uncertainty under our feet. By now we are getting a little used to uncertainty and impermanence. This is healthy. When things seem certain and permanent, this goes against the grain of […]
Happy New Year from cold foggy Bodh Gaya
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The bigger the challenge we face, the bigger the opportunity to practice dharma. Observing our habitual reactions is deeply meaningful. Learning how to change is even […]