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
Gesture of Balance

Listening to our hearts…

We lead superficial lives only because we choose to ignore the messages from our hearts and minds.

We can just as easily choose to listen
the next time our hearts tell us that we have lied to our friend,
or the next time we feel guilty for making excuses.

There is no secret to discovering the true quality of our inner nature,
for our minds and senses are eager to tell us all about ourselves.

All we need to do is listen.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Skillful Means

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
Gesture of Balance

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

Inner conviction and confidence

When heart and mind stand for what is worthwhile, they are no longer subject to external pressure. Action that flows from love and appreciation, rather than from fear and anxiety, has a dynamic and long lasting influence on others.

The courage to act arises from caring for a good purpose and from inner conviction and confidence. When appreciation is transformed into action, compassion flows forth as skillful means engaged in the world.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Enlightenment is a Choice

The body’s hidden beauty…

Works of art encourage us to look deeply at the physical world,
and see it as a manifestation of sacred energies.

Without this precious embodiment,
without manifestation, no work of art can exist.

Art depends on the body, but it also reveals the body’s hidden beauty.

Tarthang Tulku RInpoche
Kum Nye Dancing