Arrogance and low self-esteem: flip sides of the same coin

  If we’re accused of being arrogant, it’s not very comfortable, is it? “No!” we think. “I don’t have pride. I have low self-esteem.”   We all have low self-esteem. In fact, His Holiness the Dalai Lama when he heard about the extent of low self-esteem in our...

Attachment to being liked or genuine kindness?

Many people have a natural tendency to be kind and to want to help others. So special! However, these same people also often feel that they are people-pleasers: forever trying to keep the peace, make everything nice, make people happy. And they also often feel that...
Postcard 43 from Robina: Tasmania, Monday, August 4, 2014

Postcard 43 from Robina: Tasmania, Monday, August 4, 2014

Where was I after Queensland? I’ve just spent three weeks in Perth, on the West coast, most of July, but the first week I was at Atisha Centre, two hours north of Melbourne, down south. Mid-winter here, so I had my winter woolies, namely a warm woolen shawl and...