An Old Buddhist Story About Forgiveness
How do we learn to forgive those who have hurt us?
We've all been hurt by the words or actions of others, but holding on to resentment and grudges can cost you your relationships, your happiness — even your health.
But there are times when it's just not easy to forgive those who do us wrong, because we believe that they should know better... so what do we do then?
In this one minute video, Gelong Thubten, the Tibetan Buddhist monk who coached the cast of Dr. Strange on Eastern philosophy, shares an old Buddhist story on consciously finding the compassion you need to let go of toxic thoughts, strengthen your resilience and deepen your positive emotions.
Gelong Thubten (centre) pictured with Dr. Strange cast members, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton.
How To Feel Thankful In All Circumstances
It's easy (and important) to be grateful when life gives you what you want — but how do you summon gratitude when you're stressed from being stuck in traffic? Or feeling the pain of seperation from a loved one?
We all know that we should be grateful for prosperity and happiness, but we become even more empowered when we find the blessing in life's challenges.
Watch this one-minute video to strengthen your ability to develop the powerful practice of gratitude even during times of discomfort and pain.
At Mindvalley U., Gelong spent an entire day with our tribe teaching us beautiful ideas on forgiveness, compassion and gratitude. In 2017, Mindvalley U. took place in Barcelona and it was huge success. Next year, we're brining this magical event to Tallin, Estonia!
If you're interested in participating for Mindvalley U. in July 2018, you can submit you application here.
How you ever found gratitude during a moment of stress or pain in your life? We'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below.