With patience, we train our wild mind to prefer peace, stillness, and the subtle, exquisite joy found in meditation. With intentionality, we exit the sensual world and uncover the wondrous pleasures hidden beneath the surface of our turbulent mind.
As we develop skill in the Brahma-vihāras, we strengthen our goodness and naturally turn away from hurtful thoughts, words, and actions. Recognizing and practicing the Brahma-vihāras purifies, transforms, and frees the mind.
Our happiness does not have to be dependent on changing phenomena. Through the work of observing and training our mind, we can achieve the freedom of equanimity, considered one of the Ten Perfections in Buddhism.
The sublime quality of equanimity can become our default mental state through practice. With equanimity, we can be free of fleeting pleasures and achieve peace that supports us.
If allowed to settle into stillness, even the most turbulent body of water becomes clear. Developing this kind of tranquility in our mind provides clarity and supports the work of deepening our meditation practice. Lovingly examining the state of our mind during the...