Self-Forgiveness

Self-forgiveness, like self-compassion can often be very difficult. If we remember what Jack Kornfield said, “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of a better past,” we can begin to forgive ourselves and other people in our lives. In my way of thinking, forgiveness, like gratitude and loving kindness, are clear paths to inner peace and […]

How to Navigate this Crazy World

These words of wisdom on how to navigate this crazy world came to me today from Dr. Lissa Rankin from her The Daily Flame email. I think that this is an important one to share, especially because we have been discussing deep listening and loving speech in our Mindfulness in Healing sangha for the past couple of […]

The Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth

We don’t often think of the Goddesses of Knowledge and Wealth, but when we do, so says Deepak Chopra, we should think of the Goddess of Knowledge, Sarasvati. But from what I’ve seen in his daily emails, is his online programs pay homage to the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. In these emails, he is ABS […]

Man is Not the Enemy

With lots of unrest in the world and in the United States about the inauguration we have to remember that man is not the enemy. So who or what is the enemy? I would say that greed, aggression and delusion are the enemy – the three poisons taught by the Buddha. For example, in Tanzania, […]

Moving Towards Forgiveness

Moving towards forgiveness is one of the three practices that lead us to a more happy and blissful life. The other two are gratitude and generosity, which you can learn about by clicking on the links. Of the three practices, forgiveness is probably the most difficult for many people. This is because we hold on […]

Release Anger and Resentment

The guided meditation to release anger and resentment with forgiveness is also from Michael Sealey. I find his choice of music and his voice very soothing. Michael writes: This one hour long, guided self hypnosis session is for helping you to release and overcome issues of anger or resentment. The second half of this recording […]

Forgiveness Exercise

This forgiveness exercise is part of a 21-day Happiness Challenge from Luminita Saviuc, also known as the Purpose Ferry. Forgiveness is a theme that has appeared frequently in these pages. You may recall the article I wrote called A Prayer of Forgiveness in which I told the story of forgiving my brother after many years […]

The Benefit of Meditation

Where do we look for the benefit of meditation? Is it in our ability to sit for hours at a time and not budge? Is it in our excellent record of retreat attendance? Is it in life itself? Sharon Salzberg tells us… “The place to look for the benefit of meditation is in your life, […]

Forgiveness Is The Secret to a Happier Life

Here is a colorful video with the message that forgiveness is the secret to a happier life. I would add that gratitude helps maintain the happier life. With regard to forgiveness, kindness and gratitude, Mother Teresa had this to say: People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people […]

Forgiveness Training with Jack Kornfield

Happy New Year! Since this is the last day of the year, it is a great time to think about forgiveness so we can enter the new year with joy and happiness. The subject of this video is a forgiveness training with Jack Kornfield. It was presented at the Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley, […]