You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection ― The Buddha Meditation is a path of uncovering. When we sit quietly and allow our minds to settle, all kinds of things might come up. We get to see our inherent brilliance and inner garbage, all in … [Read more...] about Can you accept yourself completely?
Meditation in Real Life
I once attended a retreat where we were asked to do something unusual: Think about compassion whenever we saw the golden arches of McDonalds.It was a brilliant suggestion -- transforming a fast-food icon into a reminder to be kinder human beings. McDonalds are plentiful enough to serve as a … [Read more...] about Before You Pick Up Your Phone — Appreciate Something!
Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom. — Pema Chödön There is an interesting parallel between the weather and our minds. Some days we’re naturally sunny -- everything is clear, tasks are accomplished … [Read more...] about Make Friends with your Inner “Clouds” (here’s how!)