May I be happy. May I have a peaceful heart. May I embody loving kindness
You may believe that you are the only one who suffers and that the other person is thoughtless or vindictive and that’s why they made you suffer.
We practice Shamatha to slow down our agitated mind and gain stability. When we offer our mind a chance to calm down, we are offering ourselves a chance to observe and understand our inner workings.
When we're caught in a store of emotions, we can practice to be like the trunk and become still, not carried away by our thinking and emotions.
With Valentines Day this weekend combined with Covid restrictions, we decided to have an evening at home cooking a delicious meal together. We chose an incredible dish: steak, potatoes and asparagus.
It is by looking deeply into the nature of suffering that we discover the path of transformation and healing.
When we recognize someone is suffering, it's easy to accept them and have compassion.
Why did Trump wait to say anything? He knew that they would listen to him. If Trump spoke too early, then he knew he would have prevented a lot of what happened. But Trump did not want to prevent it from happening. Sickly, he cherished it.
With looking deeply and the practice of compassionate dialogue, we can transform misperceptions and anger into understanding and love. just as a gardener can transform compost to grow beautiful flowers and vegetables.
Gentleness is powerful. When we use gentle and loving speech, we are able to transform all the anger, fear, resentment and suspicion in our communication.