As I study the dharma more and more, I see without doubt that it is the key to loving relationships and that loving relationships are the key to a peaceful world. It doesn’t matter how great our intentions or strategies are for creating peace–if we don’t know how to relate one to one with our fellow humans with respect and openness, they won’t actually work.
By teaching you to manage your relationship to your thoughts, meditation also teaches you how to manage your reactions to other people. It’s that simple.
This is a really important aspect of practice to consider. It gives you the skills for becoming a force for good in this world. So if you ever harbored the notion that your practice was for you alone or felt guilty for taking time for yourself, please, please know that your practice will benefit all you encounter and is as much about loving them as it is about cultivating your own strength of mind.
The first video contains some additional thoughts on this topic.
The second video is our daily meditation practice.
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