Category: calm

The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. So look deeply at life as it is.

Gyalwang Drukpa

Learn to watch and wait. Emotions come and go like waves on the shore, so if you can be mindful of them you will understand where they come from and also that they are impermanent, like everything.

Gyalwang Drukpa

If you disagree with someone, make a conscious effort to step into their shoes and see the situation from their point of view. Even if you continue to disagree, you will gain some understanding.

Gyalwang Drukpa

Happiness will come when you bring happiness to others.

Gyalwang Drukpa

A very good practice for preventing anger in the first place is to become masterful at listening.

Gyalwang Drukpa

Practice leaving things be. Let others be themselves—who are we to judge?—and let us concentrate on improving our own minds and our own lives instead.

Gyalwang Drukpa

Give quietly; don’t make a song and dance about it.

Gyalwang Drukpa

You’re a song, a wished-for song. Go through the ear to the center where sky is, where wind is, where silent knowing exists.

And then it happens…

We are asking a much more fundamental, deeper question: Why is man against man? Aren’t you against somebody? Aren’t you violent? And you are the whole of humanity. I know we like to think we are separate individuals, private souls—but we are not. You are the rest of mankind because you suffer, agonize, are lonely, depressed like all the rest. So you are basically, fundamentally the rest of mankind. You are humanity, and you are, whether you like it or not, in the global sense.

J. Krishnamurti