Posts for Faith
2010 April 07
If wisdom can be symbolized by the head, and meditation by the heart, then we see ethics as pertaining to the body: refining our instinctual nature. The Buddhist invitation is thus to live with body, heart, and head as one; to fully keep our appointment with life.
2010 April 06
To achieve peace, we need to understand that the potential for hatred—or goodness—that we see in our enemies exists simultaneously in ourselves.
2010 April 05
When we take our suffering seriously, contemplating it and experiencing it fully, fundamental transformation can occur.
2010 April 02
Contemplative practice can reveal a kind of wisdom that transcends the conventional mind, and our relationships--whether personal and spiritual--are catalysts for self-understanding.
2010 March 22
According to Buddhism, all of our actions bring consequences, no matter how insignificant they seem.
2010 March 10
Ultimately, labels and names do not matter: our religious life teaches us eternal truths that transcend worldly boundaries.
2010 March 01
For our children’s sake, it is vitally important that we try to live up to our own principles in life, walk our talk, and practice what we preach.
2010 March 01
It’s important to remember that we all share common problems and difficulties, even when we feel as though nobody can relate to our particular situation.
2010 January 20
Don’t worry about having the right answer to all of life’s questions.