🌕 Angela’s Reflections:
Buddhism emphasizes direct practice and direct experience in our lives. When challenges happen, it offers us an immediate, practical way to view the challenges, deal with them, and transform our own mind. Our own baseline happiness keeps increasing as we practice the methods the Buddha taught. Life gets better and better and better, because we have increased wisdom and compassion. Sometimes because external circumstances turn positive. But even when they don’t, even when a series of unfortunate events seem to come at you, your mind and your ability to meet those challenges get stronger. This has been my own experience. I invite you to try it for yourself.
🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:
- 📝 Imagine you had access to joy anytime, anywhere in your life. What would that be like?
- 📝 Imagine you had a way to transform (or transmute) suffering or dissatisfaction anytime it arose. What would that be like?
- 📝 Imagine you could live your life with 100% pure awareness and awakeness. Your mind is sharp, lucid, luminous and clear, reflecting everything that is happening in you, to you, and around you, as it is. What would that be like?
Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.