Saturday
Jun232018

Thursday
Jun212018

Sarcasm (Click image to see video)

Tuesday
Jun192018

When hearing of someone’s ill health, 

I need to be wary of pride 

in my good health. 

We’ve just heard that someone we know is ill. An old superstition warns us to “knock wood,” “touch iron” or something similar to avoid tempting fate and finding ourselves in like circumstances. We don’t really believe the superstition; it’s just a saying we grew up hearing. But as the saying whips through our mind, we need to watch what comes next.

Is it gratitude for our good fortune?

Recognition that our mental and physical well-being resulted from our having given fearlessness?

Are we making a note of the wisdom in deepening our practice of such giving?

Or are we, instead, commending ourselves, attributing our good health to our nutritious diet, regular exercise program, or healthy lifestyle. The moment we slip into congratulating ourselves, we heedlessly walk away from safely dwelling in gratitude and land in the enemy camp of arrogance.

Not where we want to be.

Sunday
Jun172018

Friday
Jun152018

Ordinary beings view things dualistically (Click image to view video)