Working with others

Trust begins with trusting in yourself. When we talk about working with others, we are talking about working with ourselves to begin with. If we are ready to work with others, it doesn’t matter who comes along in our world. You might be working with somebody who is completely untrustworthy, but that doesn’t matter. We... Continue Reading →

Individual salvation

In order to make yourself a person of the world, you have had to fight for every inch. Even when you are pressing your clothes or busy organizing a cocktail party, there is always an undercurrent of trying to prove something, trying to achieve something. Whatever you do involves some kind of chauvinism, which in... Continue Reading →

Acceptance is not resignation

As Ostaseski puts it, you don’t have to like what’s arising in front of you. This has nothing to do with seeking only what’s pleasurable. “Our task is only to meet what’s showing up at our door.”Acceptance is not resignation, he continues. This has nothing to do with being a “door mat.” Ostaseski quotes James... Continue Reading →

Reconnecting with our heart

Many sorrows of the world arise when the thinking mind is disconnected from the heart. As one great Indian master, Sri Nisargadatta, put it, “The mind creates the abyss, and the heart crosses it.” In meditation we can reconnect with our heart and discover an inner sense of spaciousness, unity, and compassion underneath all the... Continue Reading →

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