Take the Rein on Your Own Goodness

I promised this blog would get spiritual at some point, and it’s time.

I was inspired and delighted by an article in Shambhala Sun magazine, A Reign of Goodness,” by the American-born Tibetan teacher, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, who also happens to be the son of one of my favorite Tibetan teachers and authors, Chogyam Trungpa.

Mipham’s article is remarkable, in my opinion, for it’s suscinct clarity. He describes the “ultimate” in personal confidence as being “certainty in basic goodness” explaining beautifully that we are all basically good and need to nurture that awareness. He expounds profound philosophy in just a few paragraphs. I can’t do this article justice in just a few words. I was surprised to find it published online. Of course, this means that you can easily check it out.

Also, here are links to Mipham’s book on meditation, Turning the Mind into an Ally and his soon to be published book, Ruling Your World: Ancient Strategies for Modern Life. Or, if you have never read Trungpa’s Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, I consider it a “must read” for those interested in understanding spirituality as it was taught in Tibet. Something to be savored and treasured. Enjoy.