Every day it seems to become more apparent to me how deeply healing a practice of self-compassion is. During the difficult moments in life at times it seems as if we're wired to have a neural reaction of kicking ourselves while we're down.
No matter how offensive the slander against the Prophet may be, in reality it is not the Prophet who has been bruised, but our own ego. The Prophet neither requests nor needs our protection. It is our ego that feels injured and calls for revenge.
It felt like she had leaned over and stabbed me in the chest with a knife. For three decades, we had been more than sisters: We had been partners in creativity, business, and a force of two against the world.
When hearing two competing voices inside me, I've too often listened to the louder one, the more popular one, the more demanding one. Slowly I'm learning to listen more deeply, to listen beyond the clamor, to listen for the quieter voice of knowing.
Two people who have been educated to share love like this might find that experience all lovers search for, that love where two become one. Maybe it's time to make love an educational requirement for us all.
One of the core principles of Tibetan Buddhism is that all phenomena, all experience, is essentially free of enduring, sharply delineated characteristics. We have the potential to experience anything. And anything has the potential to arise within our experience.
Composing and sharing what's in your heart is an exercise in love and a validation of your journey to those who've helped you along the way. This is your one and only life, and how happily you live it is completely up to you.
Concentration means allowing everything into our awareness, without focusing too narrowly or strenuously, and without being distracted by our judgments, our opinions, or the challenges that life continuously offers.
Because of the organic-ness and the honesty and the Lisa Marie Presley presence on the recordings, do you feel like this might be the closest to the vibe -- not necessarily the recordings -- of what your dad, Elvis, was trying to do?
Why are teenagers listening to music that their parents were dancing to 25 years ago instead of rebelling against it? When I was 13, I may have had some knowledge of pop stars from a quarter century earlier, but I certainly didn't like any of their music.