The Nature of your Mind

“Realize that the nature of your mind is different from that of the flesh and bone of your physical body. Your mind is like a mirror, reflecting everything without discrimination. If you have understanding-wisdom, you can control the kind of reflection that you allow into the mirror of your mind.”–Lama Thubten Yeshe

Thubten Yeshe

Thubten Yeshe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Think of the benefits

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English: Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche book “How to be happy” launch on 17th December 2008 in Kopan monastery, Nepal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 “Things that are difficult and things that we don’t like bring lung, [a disorder of elements within the body that can negatively impact both body and mind]. … Sometimes when you put a lot of energy into something, suddenly the energy changes and then you change … Psychologically, the antidote is to accept it. … Especially, think of the benefits of the problem. The basis for accepting the problem is thinking of its benefits. By experiencing it, it enables you to finish past negative karma.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Like anyone else….

Like anyone else, I too have the potential for violence; I too have anger in me. However, I try to recall that anger is a destructive emotion. I remind myself that scientists now say that anger is bad for our health; it eats into our immune system. So, anger destroys our peace of mind and our physical health. We shouldn’t welcome it or think of it as natural or as a friend. ~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama

Sincere motivation and concern

English: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in...

English: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in Antwerpen, Belgium 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‎”If you help others with sincere motivation and sincere concern, that will bring you more fortune, more friends, more smiles, and more success. If you forget about others’ rights and neglect others’ welfare, ultimately you will be very lonely.”– the XIV Dalai Lama

Long Journey to a Bow

To bow is to no longer hold ourselves apart from the unpredictable nature of all of our lives; it is to cultivate a heart that can unconditionally welcome all things. We bow to what is, to all of life. ~  Christina Feldman, “Long Journey to a Bow”