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WORKING FOR THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS Posted by Paul DiSegna on October 8, 2014

WORKING FOR THE HAPPINESS OF OTHERS
The quality of modesty, or humility, comes naturally when we’re attentive. When we see how reactive and unkind we can be, this humbles us considerably. Instead of causing despair, however, this painful realization can connect us with the tenderness of bodhichitta [or, awakened heart]. Modesty, or humbleness, is the opposite of armoring oursel...

RELAX AS IT IS Posted by Paul DiSegna on October 5, 2014

RELAX AS IT IS
We can stop struggling with what occurs and see its true face without calling it the enemy. It helps to remember that our spiritual practice is not about accomplishing anything—not about winning or losing—but about ceasing to struggle and relaxing as it is. That is what we are doing when we sit down to meditate. That attitude sp...

‚ÄčTHE PATH OF PAUSING Posted by Paul DiSegna on September 24, 2014

‚ÄčTHE PATH OF PAUSING
The primary focus of this path of choosing wisely, of this training to de-escalate aggression, is learning to stay present. Pausing very briefly, frequently throughout the day, is an almost effortless way to do this. For just a few seconds we can be right here. Meditation is another way to train in learning to stay, or, as one student put it more a...