Tag Archives: EMPATHY

COMPASSION – DOES IT WORK?

Compassion – Does It Work? Well, we are not going to change the world – not in its current mindset of over reaction and aggression. So what’s compassion all about, then? It’s all about remaining tranquil within one’s own mind, … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN WE TRUST?

What Can We Trust? Good things happen to us, bad things happen to us, horrid things happen to us: there is no escaping this fact because it’s actually happening. That is what we can trust – that things happen. What … Continue reading

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WHEN THE LIGHT’S ON, WE CAN SEE

When The Light’s On, We Can See This sounds so stupidly obvious but here, the light means clarity – clear seeing. “The clear light of bliss.” When I first took to the spiritual path, a tutor just happened to mention … Continue reading

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WHO IS TO BLAME FOR EVERYTHING?

Who Is To Blame For Everything? The answer is …  empty essence! Isn’t that surprising? We may want to blame the Buddhas – or deities – for not doing more for mankind, but if they do anything, they would show … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL NARCISSISM AND SPIRITUAL MATERIALISM

Spiritual Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism This is a touchy subject which requires delicate handling as it’s possible to become oversensitive and upset. All we are doing is being aware of our potential behaviour. After all, our path is our confusion, … Continue reading

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AWAKENING COMPASSION

Awakening Compassion means waking up to our reality. It means love … even though! When we realise our own true nature, compassion naturally arises in recognition that all sentient beings want happiness, and that this happiness is hidden from them. … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES GOODWILL START?

Where Does Goodwill Start? It starts with ourselves. Before there can be goodwill towards others, we must be able to understand and have empathy for the confusion of others, and to do that, we have to understand our own confusion. … Continue reading

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OUR LIFE IS JUST A STORY

Our Life Is Just A Story We become so involved in and obsessed by our story – our life – that we don’t bother about how the story started, and where it will end. When we were young, we acquired … Continue reading

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THE PLANET OF SLEEPING BUDDHAS

The Planet Of Sleeping Buddhas If we want to wake up, we have to follow in the footsteps of those that have awoken. This is the purpose of devotion/inspiration. However, we need the right motivation. This is the purpose of … Continue reading

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WE ARE EXPERTS AT NEGATIVITY

We are experts at negativity  Or rather…the mind is an expert at negativity. We know this. How do we know this? Conscience! We actually feel uncomfortable when the mind expresses negativity. We know this. Why? Because conscience is none other than … Continue reading

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LOVE…REALLY?

Love…really?  Real love is challenging. It is more than not wanting something in return.  It is more than spiritual sugar, temporarily sweetening a situation.  Love is feeling how another feels, and empathising.  Love is others first, you last. That is … Continue reading

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