A view from above

When a problem arises - a death , a sickness , some other type of loss , or even a hurtful argument. It is not only painful but confusing. It is like being lost in dense and dangerous jungle. When one is lost in the forest, one should climb to the top of a tall... Continue Reading →

Beginning anew

Of course we have made mistakes. Of course we have not been very skillful. Of course we have made ourselves and the people around us suffer. But that does not prevent us from improving, from transforming, from beginning anew.To begin anew is to look deeply and honestly at ourselves, our past actions, speech, and thoughts,... Continue Reading →

Put in down

If one of your possessions breaks, you would not continuously walk around holding the item every day, but instead you would put it down until you are ready to fix it. Likewise, if there is a problem in your life, try not to continuously worry about it. But instead, put it down, and return to... Continue Reading →

A broken heart hides so many treasures

The chemistry of mind is different from the chemistry of love.The mind is careful, suspicious, he advances little by little. He advises “Be careful, protect yourself”Whereas love says “Let yourself, go!” The mind is strong, never falls down, while love hurts itself, falls into ruins.But isn’t it in ruins that we mostly find the treasures?... Continue Reading →

Tears of the way

As we let go and still see others suffer, the heart fills with compassion. So much suffering is human-caused. We awaken to a poignancy and tenderness beyond our own personal injuries. One Zen master calls this caring “the tears of the way.” Our personal suffering diminishes, but our awareness of the sorrow and pain in... Continue Reading →

The world is imperfect

The trust expressed by Ajahn Chah comes whenever our consciousness rests in the eternal present. “From where I sit,” he said, “nobody comes and no one goes.” “In the middle way, there is no one who is strong or weak, young or old, no one who is born and no one who dies. This is... Continue Reading →

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