Monday, March 13, 2006

Thank you

This is Geshe Thinley and I just wanted to express my gratitude for his weekly lamrim teachings and for being such a great role model. We are currently going through the Seven Point Mind Training guidelines. These are really useful guidelines on how to deal with life and other people . They come in the form of short sayings, like 'let go of hopes for results', and 'don't dwell on other people'. Great stuff - incredibly difficult to follow...

Today is the day

Today is the day. These precious moments won't repeat themselves, and yet how easy it is to forget this simple fact of life. It's so easy to end up living on automatic, or to drown in the endless stream of worldly concerns. It's a challenge to be aware and to stay aware. It's a challenge to constantly remember to remember your priorities. It's important to prioritise. Life is too short and in this information age it's all too easy to get side-tracked and loose our focus. So what's important? Happiness is important. Learning how to be happy is important. Life doesn't need to be a struggle. Learning to relax, trust and let go, learning to open up to others, learning how to stop creating problems for yourself and others... this is the important stuff of life.