Category: understanding

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

faronmckenzie:

“To understand the power and the mystery of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for? If you practice gratitude every day it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when that happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest secrets to life.”

Rhonda Byrne from The Secret Daily Teachings

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

To make no mistakes is not in the power of humans; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and the good learn wisdom for the future.

Plutarch

Think of how unsettled you tend to feel after an angry outburst.