In those moments when we realize how much we cannot control, we can learn to let go.
Sometimes kindness is stepping aside, letting go of our need to be right & just being happy for someone.
The key to cultivating confidence in ourselves is understanding our right to make the truth our own.
Mindfulness is the agent of our freedom. Through mindfulness we arrive at faith we grow in wisdom & we attain equanimity.
In order to do anything about the suffering of the world we must have the strength to face it without turning away.
While happiness is an end in itself, it is also the state of mind we can have right now.
Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.
Vulnerability in the face of constant change is what we share, whatever our present condition.
Through meditation we come to know that we are dying & being reborn in every moment.
Our path, our sense of spirituality demands great earnestness, dedication, sincerity & continuity.
Thinking we are only supposed to have loving & compassionate feelings can be a terrible obstacle to spiritual practice.
Compassion grows in us when we know how the energy of love is available all around us.
Meditation is a cyclical process that defies analysis, but demands acceptance.
We can discover the capacity of the mind to be aware, to love, to begin again
Every single moment is expressive of the truth of our lives when we know how to look.
Effort is the unconstrained willingness to persevere through difficulty.
With the practice of meditation we can develop this ability to more fully love ourselves and to more consistently love others.
Compassion is born out of lovingkindness. It is born of knowing our oneness, not just thinking about it or wishing it were so. It is born out of the wisdom of seeing things exactly as they are.