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There are only two days

There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called ‘yesterday’ and the other is called ‘tomorrow.’ So today is the right day to love, believe, act, and mostly […]

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Worry

Shantideva writes [6.10], “Why be unhappy about something if it can be remedied? And why be unhappy about something that cannot be remedied?” Worry only compounds the problem.

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We become part of the machine

Modern pushes us on to a producing and consuming treadmill. We become part of the machine and lose connection with ourselves. Daily life saps our energy and eats up our time for awareness and mindfulness. […]

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We have a strong tendency

We have a strong tendency, most of us, to put ourselves down. We are too hard on ourselves. We never feel “good enough.” Often these feelings come from our childhood. Maybe we were told we […]

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Guilt blocks our full happiness

Guilt blocks our full happiness, yet we often beat ourselves up, and then feel guilty in the process. This is selfish as it drains our energy on ourself. Learning to be kind to others must […]

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Guilt erodes everything good

Guilt erodes everything good. It erodes our confidence. It erodes our compassion especially for ourself. It also erodes our sense of wellbeing. So how can we reduce our guilt? The first thing is to recognize […]

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Everyone else wants to be happy

The simple recognition that everyone else wants to be happy and not to suffer, just as I do, serves as a constant reminder against selfishness and partiality. It reminds us there is little to be […]

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Enjoy the newness

Today is a totally new day. It is fresh, vibrant, and alive. Enjoy the newness. Let go of past troubles. Let go of too much future planning. Spend some time enjoying the flowers, sky, clouds, […]

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If we are too hard on ourselves

Love and compassion start at home. If we are too hard on ourselves we will likely be too hard on others. If we are gentle and loving towards ourselves we will likely be the same […]