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
Feeling stuck is often a product of the limits we put on ourselves through fear and doubt we have accumulated from the past. Instead of opening up to the possibilities available in the present moment, we shrink and contract. Today we learn that the expansion of awareness that is cultivated in meditation overcomes these limitations and opens us up to the creative possibilities in the present without fear or doubt.
Our centering thought for today is:
I rest with comfort and ease in the present moment.
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh Om Hreem Pure, transparent awareness is my essential nature.