Posted by: Upāsaka | 08/29/2017

Returning to Compassion

It has been tough going lately with plenty of grist for the mill and many opportunities for practicing upekkha, khanti and karuna. I’m noticing the first signs of burn out in the mind: a kind of compassion fatigue setting in. It’s great that I’ve noticed because, truthfully, I have no other options but to pick up the work and do it whole it lasts and to fully put it down, letting it go when it’s gone.

Like any meditation I have to keep coming back to compassion and equanimity despite my unwillingness, exhaustion and aversion. May I stay open and aware of the difficulties and suffering and remain grateful for the opportunities to transmute the lead of the defilements into the pure gold of the paramis.


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