Personal Note

My most valued possession is my family. Even if you are living in a box somewhere, and you have the love and support of your family, you will always be wealthy. Love really is all you need. From love, great things will emerge. From your thoughts, you can create greatness.

This is what I need to remind myself of everyday to be the best person that I can be. Live your life with gratitude. Be thankful for all that you have everyday, even if it is your eyes to see or your ears to hear or your feet to walk or your hands to create. Understand your place in this Universe; how infinitesimally small you are, but how huge a contribution your Spirit is. Don't wear blinders to the world around you, you're not the only one here. Be kind, considerate, don't be judgemental, love others, and yourself. Know that you are perfect inside; that you are love.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sundays With Buddha

Look not to the faults of others, nor to their omissions and commissions. But rather look to your own acts, to what you have done and left undone.


Week 50

Even 2,500 years ago people had to be told to mind their own business. This doesn't come from a place of haughty self righteousness from the Buddha, though. He warns us of important lessons to better ourselves by not losing ourselves in someone else's affairs, lest we lose ourselves, altogether.

It is sage advice, of course, to be reminded not to waste valuable energy on faulting others for what they may not be able to help, just as you do not want to be misunderstood for the things you do that you may not be aware of. It is always best to focus on your own actions; what you have done or not done, than to focus on other people.

We all have room for improvement and it is a much better habit to form improving ourselves rather than telling others that they need improving. Maybe next time we notice something about somone that we want to criticize we should have a little introspection and compare it to something about ourselves that we know we could improve.

No one need know you are doing this.  Being honest with oneself is important, but also a private matter. In this way we can learn some much needed humility from one another.

Thanks so much for being here today.



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