How to Love

Compassion The second element of true love is compassion. Compassion is the capacity to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person. If you understand your own suffering, you can help him to understand his suffering. Understanding suffering brings compassion and relief. You can transform your own suffering and help transform the suffering of the other person  with the practice of mindfulness and looking deeply. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love

Brush stroke

Learning is a complex process. Sharing your knowledge with others brings satisfaction. Knowing that others understood and appreciated your knowledge brings fulfilment and closure to all the doubts we teachers have daily: do I have enough knowledge to teach? Am I good enough to be allowed to share what I know with others? And then you go in class, you go and take teachers place and here you see a clear willingness to learn…   This is a small painting I did today. I was experimenting with drawings for a while; but now I… Read More

Brain

The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The heart does not feel. The brain feels. Our movements are not controlled by us. The brain controls them. Our actions are products of brain and so are our desires. And brain can think too…. Continually, not stop. And then you read something like this: “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu But how? How can we to still the mind (brain?) One way I discovered which helps: by watching sky and sun and stars in silence, may be… Read More

Happiness

Happiness is alive inside you. Peace is alive inside you. If you stop looking and turn your attention inside, you will find that the substance of yourself Is Happiness. ~ Gangaji