Accepting and loving ourselves

Before we can listen to the higher self within,
we need to learn to accept and love ourselves.

When the heart center opens,
this is the beginning of the path of openness,
compassion, and commitment.

When our hearts are open, no problem is too great. 

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Gesture of Balance

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
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Finding genuine meaning…

It is in our heart center that our inner nature grows to fullness.

Once our heart center opens, all blockages dissolve,
and a spirit or intuition spreads throughout our entire body
so that our whole being comes alive.

It allows us to integrate our minds with our hearts and actions and we find genuine meaning in our lives.

We become naturally self nourishing, self motivating, and self confident.

Look at what is happening in your heart.

It is the essential preparation for experiencing the truth of our own lives.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
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Relentless honesty…

Unless we are relentlessly honest,
ultimately we will cheat ourselves by trying to cover up our mistakes or trying to escape our difficulties, rather than confronting ourselves and bringing about meaningful change.

If we want to attain inner peace and balance, we must begin with honesty.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
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Revolutionizing our lives…

What we call a spiritual path or religion is not important;
what matters is that our actions are straightforward
and our minds are free from playing games.

If we are honest and sincerely love the truth,
we can revolutionize our lives.

We can develop in our own way by listening to our hearts and
following the truths we discover in our own experiences.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Gesture of Balance