As social change agents, we try to do too much because there is so much to do, and the need to get things done never seems to stop. But that endless action of doing, doing, doing begins to create imbalance in our lives and unsustainable work, action, etc. quickly follows. This dharma talk will remind [...]
Original article A Perfect Balance by Gil Fronsdal & Sayadaw U Pandita in Tricycle magazine’s winter 2005 issue. Finding balance within ourselves is a tricky business. Lean too far over into blame and you fall. Stand too rigidly in how things should be and you fall again. Practicing equanimity, practicing being right where we are [...]
September’s shiny imprint leaves splashes of vibrancy all over urban streets filled with rhythm and smoke from Labor Day barbecues and dance parties. We make room for transition as we move closer to the fall equinox. For many, this is an important time of reflection and action. There is the celebration of the Jewish New [...]
First, we have to get rid of our internal clutter–that excess “baggage” we’ve been recycling for decades & even lifetimes! Not only baggage accumulated in our garages, but baggage on our bodies, in our minds, in our hearts–all of which are conditioned responses that are familiar, safe, yet prevent us from living as our Higher Selves.