Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Friday, March 25, 2016
Day 3: As my emotions flow freely, my life is lightened.
Begin with Emotional Balance
As my emotions flow freely, my life is lightened.
Om Shanti Om I radiate peace.
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” ― Thomas Merton
In today’s meditation, we learn that we can restore emotional balance and equanimity by returning our attention to the still awareness in the background of our minds. When we act from a feeling of lack, we remain out of balance and stuck in our old unfulfilling habits. But emotions are meant to flow freely, to rise and fall without being held. In meditation, we reach the calm, centered place inside that doesn’t hold on or get stuck to toxic habits and old memories, so shedding emotional baggage happens naturally.