Burden- noun. the main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument. synonym-message
The focus of this reading today is how emotional beliefs keep us closed minded. They are our emotional wounds. Most of us are unaware of these past preferences that imprison us. They are our
invisible barriers that lock us up from exploring the infinite world. The world provides us with unlimited possibilities and potential yet we are fixated on our preferences. This closed-mindedness robs us from opportunities and experiences. That's why the only emotion we need to focus on to open us.. is Love.
Learning to Zen
Mindfulness. I love life when I am out of my own head. In this awareness of presence, everything in life becomes more vivid. Everything just becomes amazing and wonderful. Unfortunately, we are living in a world where time is money and money is time, we lose our sense of appreciation for the little transient things in life.
These transient moments are the in-betweens of our hustles. All of these moments just become blurs, blahs and etc's. You know the saying "it's the simple things in life"? It really is the simple things in life that make a world of a…
How many times do you find yourself in a mindless battle with another person? You’re having a discussion with somebody and it seems like you are not able to get through to them. They just keep disagreeing with you. At this point, you feel as if you’re banging your head against the wall. QUIT BEING STUBBORN AND GIVE IT UP ALREADY!!
They are not going to budge. Why does it matter who’s right or wrong? You do it your way and they will continue to do it theirs. …
I didn’t at first and didn’t know it was a thing. But as I read more and more personal development and psychology books, yes…it is a practice.
So, as part of my daily grind, this became one of my Daily Tactics. This is a practice dedicated to recognizing the people, things or events in our everyday lives that we are grateful for.
Sharing Gratitudes is what I call writing in my gratitude journal. This is just me making it sound fancy and fun. …
Lovingkindness as thoughts is tranquility.
Lovingkindness as speech is softness.
Lovingkindness as activity is altruism.
Lovingkindness as practice is peace
When you’re in front of the mirror, who do you see? This exercise requires you to start by being kind to yourself. Write down some mantras or affirmations and after you have written them down, either go to the mirror and recite them..or just yell them out to the world..
Like Buddha says about…”lovingkindness as speech is softness”..We have to UNLEARN to not be so hard on ourselves. Bring some softness into you so you can become more pliable…
A realization came to me when I was doing a self-assessment. I asked myself, “Who am I?” I was curious and gave myself 7 minutes to list as many words that best describe me. The clock began and I started scribbling like a madman listing all my attributes, skills and values. Then the bell rang. I distanced myself from my notebook to capture all the words I had just written down. I was surprised, I barely had 20 words on my sheet of paper. I thought to myself, “dang, how can this be improved?”
(My great list pictured above. …
Grateful = warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful.
Driving on a quiet Sunday afternoon, the streets are calm without the raging commuters. I pull up to the halted intersection joining the other cars waiting for the green light. All of a sudden, I hear the piercing screech of tires. I look around unable to determine where the commotion is coming from. As the squealing and screeching amplifies, I ask myself, “Where IS all this noise coming from?” Suddenly, I lock eyes with the beast and it becomes apparent what is making all the ruckus.