February: Compassion – Karuna

As we forge ahead in 2020 to February, the month of Love, we are persuaded by its mysticism to devote our monthly theme to “compassion”. But how are love and compassion related?  In his book The compassionate Life, the Dalai Lama explains in simple terms that “compassion and love can be defined as positive thoughts and feelings, that give rise to essential things in life such as hope, courage, determination and inner strength. In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of same thing: compassion is the wish for another being to be free ...

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January: Courage

A new year has come! And with it lots of new opportunities, decisions, experiences and growth. So what are your dreams for this new year? What do you want to do and where do you want to go? Moving forward towards your goals requires effort, energy and above all COURAGE. Courage is that strong deep force, the will power, to do, create, move, evolve and grow. Is our own inner strength that guides us in life, which we need to cultivate persistently, if not we might find ourselves paralysed by our own fears, the circumstances, the opinions of others. We need courage to ...

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