tisdag 30 augusti 2016

That smile


That smile

One evening at the fire Monkey spoke to the animals.
”When i was younger, i used to go to a lot of jazzsessions. One day i was feeling miserable and probably looked terrible when i went to one. In the middle of the session, the leadplayer lowered his clarinet, caught my eye and gave me an enormous smile and a wink before he did the best clarinetsolo i have ever heard. That smile is still with me."

tisdag 23 augusti 2016

1 peter 4:10


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

- 1 Peter 4:10

To serve another, to really serve, is the ultimate act of love. 
To really serve means that you do everything you can for that person/s you are serving. 
The mindset should be much like that of faithful stewards. 
Once you really commit to that which you do for them, you are truly serving. 
Serving can take many shapes, we are all different,
Much like the drops in the rain, as different as they are, serve the earth with the rain,  we can all serve to the best of our ability.
Life is our temple and it's all good practice.

Thank you for your service.


måndag 22 augusti 2016

A question about books


One day, Owl, who was an experienced reader, asked Monkey: Why do you have so many books?
”Because i benefit from and enjoy reading them.”
”Why do you give them away then?”
”So that others may benefit from and enjoy them.”


tisdag 9 augusti 2016

Finding Nemo


Marlin: How do you know that nothing bad won't happen?
Dory: I don't.

-Finding Nemo

People today are scared of doing anything on the basis that something will happen. In Buddhism that is called Karma, the law of cause and effect.
When you do something, something will happen.

Doesn't say whether it will be good or bad, just that when you do something, something happens.

It is an misconception that karma is about good or bad.

And, who's to say which is what?

There is an Buddhist story about a man and his son who loses their horses, horse comes back with more horses, the breaks his leg asf. And all through the story the man won't state if it is good or bad when people confront him with what happened.
And for a good reason.
If we drop this notion of good and bad and just see that something happens, period, we would be able to live an fuller life not going around worrying about the consequences of living.

One of my friends was really scared of doing new things.
And when she got a boyfriend, a new problem arose, Sex.
It was so scary and got to be such a big problem for her that she was ready to end it all.

Luckily the boyfriend understood the predicament and through a loving communication, they were able to, together, solve the issue.
Not only did it solve that issue, but it untied a number of other knots in her life, enabling her to live an much more full life in all aspects.

Sometimes it's good when bad things happen..

Thank you for your practice.



tisdag 2 augusti 2016

A circle of friends


A circle of friends is an infinite number of friends with everybody in everybody's corner and all together in a ring.