Befriend the silent observer

When you are so busy that you feel perpetually chased, when worrying thoughts circle your head, when the future seems dark and uncertain, when you are hurt by what someone has said, slow down, even if only for a moment. Bring all of your awareness into the present and take a deep breath. What do... Continue Reading →

Light Coming Through

During difficult times we often fail to recognize our wisdom potential because we tend to focus on our pain. At these times we may even feel that faith is not a possibility for us – that it is something that people either have or don’t – not something that we can cultivate. But our instinctual... Continue Reading →

Wish people well

Maintaining care, we should always wish everyone the best, regardless of whether we can be the direct cause for their well-being. Many people make the mistake of thinking that when we wish others well, then we also have to be responsible for their well-being. We can't always be a direct support for people because their... Continue Reading →

What creates samsara

It's very important to understand what creates samsara, also called the realm of confusion. Samsara does not arise from external circumstances. It's not tied to any particular object in the world around us. What creates samsara is how the mind habitually clings to its misperceptions of reality.– Mingyur Rinpoche 

The moral ambiguity of human existence

As human beings we share a tendency to scramble for certainty whenever we realize that everything around us is in flux. In difficult times the stress of trying to find solid ground—something predictable and safe to stand on—seems to intensify. But in truth, the very nature of our existence is forever in flux. Everything keeps... Continue Reading →

A gold chain is still a chain

There seem to be all sorts of different attitudes toward the idea of karma. One is that if you constantly try to be good, then there will be constant good results. That attitude to karma doesn't help you to transcend karmic creation. The ultimate idea is to transcend sowing the seed of any karma, either... Continue Reading →

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