The mark of a mature seasoned practitioner is being able to take everything onto the path. Everything. A dear friend just completed a lengthy course of treatment for advanced cancer. Throughout he remained calm, positive, but most of all his gratitude overflowed continually. It overflowed to the nurses, to the staff, to those cleaning his hospital room, and to being alive and able to take his next breath. All this while facing death directly in the face, without masks. When he came home, his gratitude continued to flow to those around him, wife, friends, neighbors, and even the chirping birds overhead. The sign of a genuine practitioner is one who has integrated the teachings into his or her life.
Interdependence is a fundamental law of nature. Even tiny insects survive by mutual cooperation based on innate recognition of their interconnectedness. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of […]
When you are feeling down, gratitude makes you feel better. When you are feeling up, gratitude makes you feel even better. Gratitude makes everything shine and sparkle like glitter. It puts a whole new feeling […]