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
Sunday, July 17, 2016
You Deserve More Than Second-Hand Experiences
Day 6 –
Today’s meditation is about learning to live authentically from your real self. That means your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors arise from within the silence of your own awareness. This is in contrast to experience and behavior that is driven by others’ beliefs, expectations, and demands. That is second-hand experience: the mode of living that is responsible for pressure, frustration, and feeling stuck in life. First-hand experience is living from our true self, where you direct your life from within, and find love, beauty, and joy in every experience you have.
Our centering thought for today is:
Today I am completely free of the past.
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” – Henry David Thoreau Om Hreem Hoom I am silent awareness transforming itself.