Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: How to Cultivate Equanimity

If a mind state or emotion or mood becomes strong—feelings such as sadness or happiness or anger or desire, restlessness or excitement, interest or rapture, joy or calm—make the mental note of that mind state, feeling it and observing how that too is part of the passing show. It arises, it is there for some time, it passes away.

—Joseph Goldstein, “Breathing

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - April 25, 2018

There is great delight in tuning through a variety of different methods, and really looking to each method to move you in its own unique way while continuing to open you up. So be very generous in your opening to methods, because if you bring to them a pure heart and a yearning to be free, they will serve you in that way.

The way you get your karmuppance with methods, if you use them for power, you get power - but then you are stuck with the power. If you use them to reinforce your separateness, you get left in your separateness...

 - Ram Dass -