Just how things are

“There is no one thing that can make us happy. When we expect stability from the world of things we make ourselves vulnerable to disappointment. When things change, a they inevitably do, we think the phenomenal world has turned on us, our bodies disappoint us , the pleasant feeling we got from our meditation session... Continue Reading →

Keeping our heart and mind open

Keeping our heart and mind open to experiences of compassion should not depend on being able to do something about another person's suffering. Feeling compassion is a powerful exercise for the mind, whether or not anything can be done to help. Understanding that compassion is a practice of the mind first and foremost, with the... Continue Reading →

We have to save ourselves

All the promises we have heard are pure seduction. We expect the teachings to solve all our problems; we expect to be provided with magical means to deal with our depressions, our aggressions, our sexual hangups. But to our surprise we begin to realize that this is not going to happen. It is very disappointing... Continue Reading →

You just notice it more

In the practice of sitting meditation you relate to your daily life all the time. Meditation practice brings our neuroses to the surface rather than hiding them at the bottom of our minds. It enables us to relate to our lives as something workable – Chögyam Trungpa

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