Developing a Mind That Loves (You)
Teacher: Teresa Miller
“It’s easy to do what is not good
And things that harm oneself.
It’s very difficult to do
Things beneficial and good.”
“Whoever recovers from doing evil
By doing something wholesome
Illuminates the world
Like the moon set free from a cloud.”
(Buddha, verses 163 and 172, The Dhammapada)
We’re swept away at times by strong feelings, powerful sensations, believing thoughts to be facts. What if we gave our minds more space, big fields to move in, tilted toward the wholesome, the restorative? When we are aware of states of the mind, like craving or jealousy or hatred, what is aware of hatred is not hatred, it’s just aware. Remembering the kindness of others, we cultivate our capacity for self-compassion. Rediscovering the loveliness in ourselves, we can see the loveliness in others.
Grateful-A Love Song to the World by Nimo
To listen: 01 Grateful.mp3