The genuine heart of sadness

The genuine heart of sadness comes from feeling that your nonexistent heart is full. If you search for awakened heart, if you put your hand through your rib cage and feel for it, there is nothing there except for tenderness. You feel sore and soft, and if you open your eyes to the rest of... Continue Reading →

Being tender and raw is threatening

Sometimes people find that being tender and raw is threatening and seemingly exhausting. Openness seems demanding and energy-consuming, so they prefer to cover up their tender heart. Vulnerability can sometimes make you nervous. It is uncomfortable to feel so real, so you want to numb yourself. You look for some kind of anesthetic, anything that... Continue Reading →

Engaging with our vulnerability

Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our... Continue Reading →

True belonging

“True belonging is not passive. It's not the belonging that comes with just joining a group. It's not fitting in or pretending or selling out because it's safer. It's a practice that requires us to be vulnerable, get uncomfortable, and learn how to be present with people without sacrificing who we are. We want true... Continue Reading →

Practise the teachings

If you’ve been practising for years, you should be seeing some results, If you’re not, you may be missing the point. The result of spiritual practice should be our inner transformation into better human beings. After practising for months or years, we should be less prone to anger, pride, and jealousy. Our practice should lead... Continue Reading →

There is a buried treasure in me

Even though we may not have experienced a glimpse of Buddha-nature and may not even understand the concept very well, if we teach ourselves to think we are different within ourselves - we are not this person given to bouts of depression and greediness, we do not need to cultivate a false sense of self-worth... Continue Reading →

I am enough!

“Wholehearted living is about engaging with our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion and connection to wake up in the morning and think, ‘No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.’ It’s going to bed at night thinking, ‘Yes, I am imperfect and... Continue Reading →

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