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
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Day 3 Bringing the True Self Home
Bringing the True Self Home
“Each one has to find his peace from within.” – Mahatma Gandhi
We have all experienced those moments in life when we felt loved, secure, and at peace; that is your true self shining through. This core self is the real basis for all successful and rewarding relationships in your life. The true self is fundamentally different than our false self with its ego-centered desires, judgments, and goals. When we try to establish relationships based on our ego needs, we invariably find conflict.
In today’s meditation, we learn that when we experience our essential self and make it our core identity, we have found the common ground of love and peace to connect with others.