In It Together

Hang out with people who are capable of making a commitment to you and your life, and who require that you make a commitment to theirs. Hang out with people who care about you, with people who need you to develop and who say so. Make such a commitment and don’t break that bond until you and all beings are perfect. ~ Reb Anderson, “In It Together”

I am not longer a wanderer…

I am no longer a wanderer because I have a path and I don’t have to worry anymore. My path is the path of stopping, the path of enjoying the present moment. It is the path where every step brings me back to my true home. It is the path that leads to nowhere. I am on my way home. I arrive at every step. I am taking my steps with leisure because I don’t have to hurry. That is my life; that is my practice. –Thầy Nhất Hạnh

Thich Nhat Hanh

Five Protections Against Sorrow by Buddhism now

In Buddhism it is taught that everything that happens to us, good or bad, is the result of our previous actions — it is our karma. Refraining from five kinds of unskillful action will result in peace of mind and true happiness. In order to be protected against sorrow, therefore, one should:

• refrain from harming anything;
• refrain from taking that which is not freely given; refrain from all forms of immorality or any action which is subject to blame;
• refrain from speaking falsely, harshly, or unkindly;
• refrain from indulging in anything which causes the mind to lose its natural clarity, such as drugs or alcohol.

By refraining from these unskilful actions, one will experience the peace and happiness of one’s true nature, one’s Buddha-nature.

The Great Way starts beneath one’s feet

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Hope…

is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear.

If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh