A string of beads has a thread running through all the beads, keeping them together. What we need is a thread too—of sanity and stability.
If you know the psychological nature of your own mind, depression is spontaneously dispelled; instead of being enemies and strangers, all living beings become your
Letting the mind to become peaceful and staying in meditation state of stillness free from many thoughts is called Shamata or sustained calm. Recognizing the
Suffering also has its worth. Through sorrow, pride is driven out And pity felt for those who wander in samsara; Evil is avoided, goodness seems
Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself you will become gentle with others – so don’t push. ~
Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes