Life is the Practice

Life is the Practice

  • May 1, 2017

When your self-esteem honors interdependence and you take responsibility for the well-being of all, you engage in acts of selflessness. With virtue as your guide, you pay reverence to the whole of life—tending to yourself, others, and the world with the guiding light of what’s truly important. Life is the practice.(Marotta 2013, 191).

Inquiry:
Ask yourself: “Am I guided by the virtue practices and the intention of not inflicting harm? Am I taking responsibility for my thoughts, emotions, and actions and responding skillfully? Am I holding to the truth of my original goodness—my Buddha nature?”

Practice:
Caring for the World. To live a life of virtue, bring an intentional awareness of your mind and heart states into action, not just for yourself, but for the good of all!