As the New Year approaches, take some time to sit and quietly reflect. If today you were to set or re-affirm a long term intention, a vow, your heart’s direction, what would it be? Once you have a sense of your long-term dedication, write it down. Then put it someplace where you keep special things. […]
It’s tremendously liberating when you don’t take things so personally. -Jack Kornfield
We can plan, we can care for, tend and respond, but we cannot control. -Jack Kornfield
-Unlike pain, suffering is not inevitable. Freedom from suffering is possible, when we let go of our reactions, fear and grasping.
When we finally stop running away, or resisting boredom, then wherever we are can actually become interesting. -Jack Kornfield
cartoon by: David Sipress
We’ve become so used to the constant flowing stream of thoughts. Let’s learn to tame these wild thoughts and not take them so seriously. This is achievable through mindfulness. A freedom from obtrusive thoughts.
When love meets pain it becomes compassion. When love meets happiness, it becomes joy.