The Buddha places great emphasis on generosity because it’s the first step on the spiritual path.
The essence of letting go, is letting be.
The unknown is a much bigger part of your life than you realize.
There is only this moment.
There’s no fixed position. When in doubt don’t push past it and give too hasty an answer. You might regret it.
We always try and anticipate the future by projecting the past, but can’t foresee everything. There’s no fixed position.
We make plans, projecting from the past into the future. But we can never fully anticipate the unknown.
We practise with the small things. It’s the small things that make a big difference.
We sanctify the moment with the quality of our attention.
We’re all interdependent – part of a constantly changing dynamic; giving and receiving all the time.
Whatever arises, must decay and pass away. It’s a natural law. All things that arise and cease are inherently unsatisfactory.
When I’m feeling contracted, my mind fails to see what possibilities are right in front of me.
When I’m feeling expanded, it seems like life is full of possibilities and abundance, and I am optimistic about the future.
When thoughts and feelings and temptations arise, turn away from them. Let them be, but don’t feed them.
When you are relaxed, interested, alert, receptive, not judging, open to the mystery, life will unfold before you.
When you’re more relaxed and attentive, the occasions that call for action become more obvious.
Wisdom can grow out of ignorance – we mustn’t be afraid of making mistakes.