Expiration time on Emotions

Expiration time on Emotions

What’s the Expiration Time on Emotions? Recently, one of my patients told me a story about what his moods have been like lately. He said, “I was in such a bad mood yesterday, all day long. But I’m in a very good mood today, so I’m a good person today. When...
Praise: To Share the Joy

Praise: To Share the Joy

This is the last part of the “Action – Remorse – Gratitude – Praise” cycle. When you praise, the most important thing is to have the heart of a child. The heart of a child is always excited about the future. Children are impressed with everything around them. They...
Gratitude: To share the warmth

Gratitude: To share the warmth

This is a continuation of my “Action – Remorse – Gratitude – Praise” blog. Gratitude is a very common word, but also a very much misused word. People might say, “I know what gratitude is,” and they might say, “When someone gives me something, and I say thank you for...
Remorse: To Be Free

Remorse: To Be Free

Let’s continue with “Action – Remorse – Gratitude – Praise.” This time I’ll talk about “Remorse” — and you might wonder about the title, about what the connection between remorse and being free is. Remorse usually has a negative image. You do not remorse because you...
Action: To Create a Better Future

Action: To Create a Better Future

A couple of weeks ago I wrote “Action – Remorse – Gratitude – Praise” and this is a continuation of it. About action: In Tao Sangha teachings, action is meant to create a better future for self and others. (Of course, this action includes the three karma explained...