Madonna, Colón, Panama by Jula2812. Used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.…Keep reading
We humans are story-telling creatures, and we are also have stories in the sense of layers and depths–depths of suffering and also depths of insight. And here is a secret: we open to those layers and depths as we learn to be still and attend to what is. We must learn to let go of…Keep reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! I gently propose that we spend a little time today opening our hearts to the love and compassion that is always here, just waiting for us to lower our guard and let it in. This love and compassion is not the property of one individual. It is the luminous energy of the…Keep reading
The English word “morality” suggests rules and constraints. The Buddhist word sila, which is often translated as morality suggests something different. In fact, in the ancient commentaries it is explained by the word samadhana, which means “harmony” or “coordination.” To practice right speech or right action or right livelihood means to be in harmony with…Keep reading
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