If you can think of a situation or condition that pushes your buttons, setting off an inner rant or a desire to run away or hide, then you know how challenging it can be to maintain a sense of balanced easeful equanimity. One minute we feel fine, life is good, and then something trips us into feeling overwhelmed, out of kilter, struggling to find solid ground.
How do you see your inner life? Often we create treacherous inner landscapes we must navigate. This dharma post offers a better way.
Once I told my mother I was feeling down. She said ‘Well, you shouldn’t.’ I knew she was right. It
In exploring the question What am I cultivating here? we have been working with a gardening analogy. In this analogy
My granddaughters are seven and five years old. Their definition of happiness is getting what they want when they want
We’ve been looking at the three characteristics of awakening as clues to what wisdom might be. We looked at anatta
“I’m in an abusive relationship with life.” – Homer Simpson We’ve been exploring the concept of dukkha, the suffering that
I always enjoy including this Uncle Remus tale when teaching and exploring the concept of dukkha. Now remember how Brer
Over the past many months of exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, we have looked at the nature of impermanence.
I attended a dharma talk by Rick Hanson this week about the Three Marks or Characteristics: impermanence (anicca), the universal