Equanimity toward Difficult Beings

Equanimity toward Difficult Beings

“All beings are subject to intense and compulsive karmas (conditioning), therefore I take very little personally.” “I am subject to intense and compulsive karmas (conditioning), therefore I am very careful about my judgements and reactions.” “If you are only happy…

Equanimity towards Beings

Equanimity towards Beings: Recite each verse of the series 1, 5, 10 or 25 times. “I am the creator of my circles of cause and effect. My happiness and unhappiness depend upon my own actions and not upon the wishes…

Transforming Problems into Happiness

Transforming Problems into Happiness

“May I see each difficult condition as a precious teacher, and an opportunity for transformation.”  “Instead of seeing all the problems you experience—whether caused by living beings or by situations and circumstances—as problems, you need to develop the habit of…

Changing How We Think About Thinking

Changing How We Think About Thinking

“Mostly my thinking is compulsive and distracting, therefore I take it very lightly.” “A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half…

Ageing as the Path

Ageing as the Path

During the question-and-answer period, someone asked, ‘Why do we meditate?’, Suzuki answered with a laugh, ‘So you can enjoy your old age.’  I’m about halfway through a book called Aging as a Spiritual Practice and really enjoying it. Written by…

Real Happiness At Work

Real Happiness At Work by Sharon Salzberg *Date specific for the the author, visiting Guelph on June 7, 2014  After first reading Salzberg’s Lovingkindnesss, I thought it was okay – another decent spiritual book. However, after working with the ideas…