Sharing Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, but not slavishly so.
Keep a lucky mindset!
Not only do we not fix it by our anger but we make a bad situation even worse!
Touchstone therapy: Finding healing and renewal by reconnecting.
It could be locating an old friend who holds the other perspective of a meaningful shared experience.
Perhaps for you touchstone is coming across an object that meant so much to you, was lost and has returned to your hands.
For some, touchstone grounding brings value when returning home to visit and stabilize before setting off again.
While living in a solidified world such as the human realm, we easily imbue people and objects with a kind of personal sacred energy. They are your healing touchstones. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~
"Pruefsteintherapie: Man findet Heilung und Erneuerung, indem man sich wieder verbindet. Vielleicht findet man einen alten Freund wieder, der eine andere Perspektive auf ein bedeutsames gemeinsames Erlebnis hat.
Vielleicht ist es fuer Dich ein Pruefstein, ein Ding zu finden, dass Dir viel bedeutet hat, verloren ging und Dir nun wieder in die Haende kommt.
Fuer manche ist es ein Pruefstein der Erdung, der ihnen Werte vermittelt, wenn sie auf Besuch nach Hause fahren und sich stabilisieren, bevor sie wieder abreisen.
Durch das Leben in einer verfestigten Welt wie dem menschlichen Bereich, verleihen wir Menschen und Dingen gerne eine Art persoenliche heilige Energie. Sie werden unsere heilenden Pruefsteine." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---
Mental sinking is an obstacle in meditation and the opposite of mental excitement. The mind wants to drift in a certain way so some antidote needs to be applied. Sometimes the mind drifts and like a little butterfly you dreamily fly to a flower, then think, “Oh, there is another nice flower over there. I think I’ll float over there and look at that.” This is done in a languid way, as though you were about to enter a dream state.
Mental sinking could also be the experience of heaviness in the body that is about to enter sleep. Sometimes from the far corner of the monastery we could hear snores coming from a monk and then everyone begins to titter. One of my American students was not feeling so well one day so she lay down behind the last row of students, and in fact she did start to snore.
You not have cold weather here in California, but people who come from cold cold weather know there is real danger in being exposed to extreme cold and begin to feel sleepy. If they cannot arouse them…
"Someone who is alive, but without outer perceptions, for example, in a coma, still maintains a perceptual link to this world. This is by means of their individual consciousness and interacting with not only their memories but possibly an interaction with the energy of this world that continues to feed their perceptions. This latter method produces a kind of dreamy aliveness that mixes ideas, memories, energetic aliveness of others and the world to interact, but not in such an alert way. When that perceptual web or dynamic is gone and the supporting physical structures such as brain functions and heart functions cannot sustain it, that person is said to die. In Buddhism, however, we take a larger view of the human life process, but not from the exclusive point of view of the physical being" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Menschen die lebendig aber ohne äussere Wahrnehmung sind, wie z.B. Komapatienten, erhalten trotzem eine wahrnehmende Verbindung zu dieser Welt aufrecht. Die…