Shambhala Sun | July 2014
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,
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s most recent book is The Shambhala
Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure.