May all beings be happy. May they awaken from the dream. May delusions fall away and clinging cease. Ignorance, greed and anger have no hold on the awakened heart.
In our daily lives we are easily distracted and afflicted by our experiences and our environment. We are manipulated by the push and pull of the constant social and cultural demands placed upon us. We falsely believe that we are our passing thoughts and emotions. We succumb to greed, hate and ignorance, causing suffering for ourselves and others. […]
Being honest means being present…
With all the perseverance I can muster, I attempt to wholeheartedly embrace my karmic ties, My children most of all, affected by my choices. Uncertainty about my choices hits me unexpectedly. Misgivings about how I have parented leads to irresolution. Doubt leads to remorse, regret deepens. Yet my sorrow leads to tenderheartedness. It isn’t a contradiction. Not one or the other. Not black and white, but all of […]