Every experience is energy

We know that within every feeling or sensation
there is the same pure energy –
that both negative and positive emotions
are flexible manifestations of energy.

Then we know how to use the raw material of experience.

At the beginning of any sensation
we increase and expand it
until it becomes firmly established.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

Work as a source of growth and creativity…

When we come to see work as a source of growth and creativity,
we find a flowing energy that carries us through to any goal we choose.

Freed from the guild and anxiety that are often present,
we touch a source of energy and motivation greater than we thought possible.

Life becomes rich and vital.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Skillful Means

Our emotions are really only energy…

Gaining a sense of how you respond in difficult times
will help you to redirect your emotional energies.

Confusion, tension, and depression all contain energy
that can be used for us as well as against us.

When we calmly face our difficulties without trying to escape,
without trying to manipulate or suppress our feelings,
it is possible to see something we have never seen before:

Our emotions are really only energy;
we can transform this energy into positive feelings.

The choice is up to us.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Skillful Means

The heart of our true nature…

By using skillful means to enrich our lives
and bring our creative potential into everything we do,
we can penetrate to the heart of our true nature.

We then gain an understanding of the basic purpose of life,
and appreciate the joy of making good use of our precious time and energy.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Skillful Means

All emotions are the same flavor

At what point does the  flavor we name agitation come up?
Observing the arising, identification, and passing away of agitating emotions,
we gain insight into how our way of naming and identifying reality works
and how we might ease its hold on our consciousness.

Anger, frustration, confusion, and fear look different on the surface,
but all are essentially one flavor.

Any time they arise, you can melt them down
and use the essence of their energy
to call forth a more positive recognitio
n –
and bring pleasant, even blissful feelings into your fields of perception.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being