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Generosity

Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, […]

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Patience is golden

Patience is golden. It gives us pause rather than kneejerk reaction. It allows us to take a deep breath, and consider the consequences of getting angry — making us unhappy, bringing future problems, not to […]

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Forgiveness

If you allow me, I would like to expand our forgiveness practice to include others; all others. We often get caught up in our own stuff and forget the other 7 billion human beings and […]

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Maintaining calmness and peace inside

Maintaining calmness and peace inside is important. It helps us weather the storms. Who doesn’t have storms? This gives us more perspective as we cultivate less reactivity. More perspective leads to better decisions. Add genuine […]

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Let’s practice appreciation

Jealousy eats our heart. It makes us feel small and constricted. Recognize it when it arises and just say NO. Rather let’s practice appreciation. A beautiful purring car engine of a new red convertible Ferrari […]

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Regular practice

Never giving up is very important. We all go through lulls, sometimes emotionally happy, other times feeling stressed out of balance – NO PROBLEM! This is the nature of samsara. Gradually with regular practice of […]

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Being relaxed inside

Being relaxed inside is important. Things do not always go the way we want. If we are calm inside we can easily adjust. We can be resilient. No problem. If we are uptight we can […]

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Practice

Merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them. When we recognize anger arising, […]