Being vigilant through watching our mind

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.