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Shambhala Sun | July 2014

EXCERPT

Let Your Confidence Shine

Through the practice of meditation, says SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE, we discover an unconditional confidence that transforms our lives and benefits others.

We are all leaders. We have no choice. Each of us is leading our own life. We are making decisions every moment, even if it’s just whether to butter our toast. To lead our lives well, we need to be intimately involved with our own journey.

Practicing meditation is a way to lead our lives with vision. We take the proper posture, let ourselves be, and get in touch with the unconditional health of the mind. That is meditation.

Even in the beginning, as we struggle with thoughts, emotions, and sense perceptions, we experience a glimmer of inherent nonaggression that allows us to be at peace. Meditating is an unbiased way to strengthen our confidence in this feeling of space and accommodation.

Confidence in our inherent nonaggression cannot be acquired, only uncovered.




Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s most recent book is  The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure.

Read the rest of this article inside the July 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine. To see what else is in this issue, click here.

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