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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2008

Sending so much love to each and every one of you.  May the new year find you with a peaceful, joyful heart.

My list of resolutions is still in the works, mainly because I have very little idea what my 2009 life will look like in Spain.  But I recently finished a book by Sakyam Mipham that helped remind me of the essence of good intention and resolve.  With wisdom and simplicity, he writes,

How do we live from the stainless pure ground of basic goodness?  How do we generate a compassionate heart in every encounter?  How do we plant the flower of bodhichitta on the rock of a dark age?  The quickest, most practical way to do this is to keep loosening our grip on ourselves [. . .] It all comes back to one of my favorite sayings: “If you want to be miserable, think about yourself.  If you want to be happy, think of others.”  This is how we bring enlightened mind down to earth.

Hoo.  Think I’ll leave it at that!

Have a wonderful night, be safe, and DANCE a step for me, won’t you???

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2009 1:30 pm

    Wait wait, I totally missed the fact that you’re coming to Spain (a country very high on my list to visit in my time in Europe)! When? Where?

    Happy New Year,

  2. January 1, 2009 2:11 pm

    Yeah! February, Barcelona. For the first couple of months I’ll be staying at a meditation center and may not be able to visit so much, but after that I’ll be traveling around the country. We should definitely meet up.

    Big hugs to you and Jackie!

  3. January 1, 2009 2:13 pm

    Meditation center!

    We’ll see you in Europe, then!

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