Sunday, 17 September 2017

Buddha Speaks - The Garden


The thought of karmic gardening is a very clever way to point out that we have choices in our lives.  When we are moving forward in life, we need to attend to the positive thoughts, identify the negative thoughts, and release the negative thoughts. 

Negative thoughts or weeds, are usually thoughts of judgement, jealousy, anger, displeasure, envy, condemnation, or any other thought that is not supporting you and others.

Today, do not give the weeds any fertilizer to grow into thoughts that pull you down and keep you from being happy.


Friday, 15 September 2017

Buddha Speaks - On Generosity


Over the past year in North America, different areas of the continent have been hit by floods and fires and wind via tornadoes and hurricanes.  We have all had a chance to be generous to those who have had misfortune, through no fault of their own.  We have had the chance to help people/families rebuild.  Many people do not give, however.  We wonder why. 

It is not the way of people today to be overly generous.  Most often it is because they live from pay to pay, and have little put away for emergencies.  Regardless of the circumstances, the abundance will flow to you if you practice generosity beyond your immediate family.


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Buddha Speaks - Forgiveness


Forgiveness is really not about someone’s harmful behavior; it’s about our own relationship with our past. When we begin the work of forgiveness, it is primarily a practice for ourselves.
—Gina Sharpe, “The Power of Forgiveness”

There is much to be grateful for in life.  However, when we are carrying around intense anger, resentment, and blame, we are not able to live in the present moment and enjoy the time to be grateful.

We have the free will to shift our thought patterns.  We often forget that.  We do not need to carry around the same thoughts and old grudges.  Clean your closet and forgive. 


Monday, 11 September 2017

Buddha Speaks - You Cannot Hide Three Things


When you observe conflict between people – families, friends, co-workers – quite often it seems the conflict is caused by someone keeping "something" a secret.  The secret or lack of communication causes the conflict.

As the poster says, the sun and the moon are natural phenomenon that must shine because of the natural bodies that they are.  In the same way, truth always shines because it occurs naturally, and will always be.