Sunday, June 10, 2018

Via Daily Dharma: Find Relief through Honesty

By ignoring, rationalizing, denying, and justifying our nasty motivations and unkind behavior we feel worse in the long run, not better. A tremendous sense of relief comes when we can be honest about what we’re thinking, feeling, saying, and doing.

—Thubten Chodron, “The Truth About Gossip

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - June 10, 2018

The first being one must have compassion for is oneself. You can't be a witness to your thoughts with a chip on your shoulder or an axe to grind.

Ramani Maharshi said, "If people would stop wailing alas I am a sinner and use all that energy to get on with it they would all be enlightened."

He also said, "When you're cleaning up the outer temple before going to the inner temple, don't stop to read everything you're going to throw away..."

- Ram Dass -