Fighting desire doesn’t work. It only strengthens it. It’s like trying not to blush. You actually blush less if you … Continue reading How does one control one’s desires?
So you learn to honor everybody you meet as your teacher when you realize that there is nothing else you … Continue reading How can one use listening to bring out the best in others?
I think one’s spiritual strengths are revealed through doing. For example, let’s create a character and call her Helen. Things are … Continue reading How can I find my spiritual strength?
Buddhist masters feel pain just like we do. However, they don’t suffer like we do. Pain is a physiological response. … Continue reading How do enlightened beings react to pain?
You may be keeping a regular mindfulness practice, and although you find you are more present with others, you may … Continue reading Have you found it difficult to cultivate compassion even though you meditate daily?
Are you choosing to apologize because you have wronged another? Is the other person expecting you to apologize, because they … Continue reading The Art of the Apology
Forgiveness is often one sided. If you wait for an apology before you forgive someone, you may be waiting for … Continue reading Forgiveness