7 Ways to be More Grateful

These 7 ways to be more grateful in life were written by Luminita Saviac – The Purpose Ferry. I find them to be very useful in light of my daily practice of gratitude. If you are not practicing gratitude on a daily basis, maybe you should begin. It is one of the fastest ways to […]

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, […]

True Presence

What are the attributes of true presence? How do we learn to cultivate and activate them? Cheri Huber advises us that, Only presence gives us what our hearts long for. So simple, easy, beautiful and affordable! Costs us nothing; gives us everything. – Cheri Huber Her close friend, Ashwini Narayanan adds, With practice, it becomes […]

The Happiness Equation

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha gives us a unique set of seven actions that we can take each week to experience happiness in our lives. The Happiness Equations itself is very revealing: want nothing (i. e., non-attachment) + do anything (i. e., take action) = have everything (i. e., have everything we need to […]

What the World Needs Now

What the world needs now is generosity instead of greed, kindness, gratitude and compassion instead of aggression, wisdom instead of delusion, and most of all, unconditional love instead of hatred. These were the conclusions we came to last night at our dharma discussion in the Mindfulness in Healing sangha. The discussion was sparked by the […]

The Wisdom of Self-Compassion

The wisdom of self-compassion is one of the most vibrant teachings of our times. We may find it quite easy to be compassionate with other people when they hurt themselves or feel sad or lonely. When it comes to compassion in own life, we often fail to grasp the concept and fail to believe the […]

Words of Wisdom from Lao Tzu Part 3

Here is part 3 of the words of wisdom from Lao Tzu are from his famous book, Tao Te Ching. We are taught that “The tao that can be told of is not the absolute tao,” so please take this to heart as you explore these teachings. On silence: “Silence is a source of great […]

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 […]

Spreading Loving Kindness to All Beings

Spreading loving kindness to all beings is something we are all capable of doing without much effort. This is especially effortless when we, ourselves feel the loving kindness coming from within. A simple smile can make someone’s day. A helping hand can brighten someone’s life. There are many ways to do this. Mother Teresa says, […]

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

A new trend in kindness is beginning to happen at some of the strangest places in the United States and the European Union. Random people are showing how a little kindness goes a long way. They are paying for peoples’ groceries at the checkout counter. The Dalai Lama once said, “When we feel love and […]