This Being Human

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. —Rumi Translated by Coleman Barks Continue Reading —>

Welcome to Mindpoint

THE VERY FIRST WORDS in the Dhammapada—the collection of teachings directly from the Buddha—is that the mind is the key to all things. “Mind is the forerunner of all things; all things are mind-made,” it teaches. “When one allows impure (not beneficial) thoughts, sorrow and suffering are sure to follow. When one encourages and cultivates pure (beneficial) thoughts, happiness is sure to follow.” The Christian Bible agrees and advises us in Philippians 4:8 “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is beautiful, whatever is encouraging, whatever is worthy of admiration—meditate on these things, and Continue Reading —>