May 27, 2019
In this episode we look at how to create a new mind
and a new reality for ourselves by purifying negative karma
(previous thoughts and actions) and taking positive actions toward
creating the life we really want.
Meditation on Your Future Self with an Emphasis
on Purifying Negative Karma
- Imagine your future self (with
some profound change for the better). Feel it, experience it
vividly. Imagine how wonderful it will feel to accomplish this and
how it will benefit others too.
- Power of Release (sometimes
translated as the power of regret). Generate the strong wish to
purify the karma causing you suffering, that is perpetuating your
current way of being that you wish to change. Then visualize
purifying what you need to let go of by imagining the negative
karma, appearing as dark, oily smoke, being pushed out of every
pour of your body (pushed out from the power of your wish to
release at your heart).
- Power of Promise: Make a
promise to yourself not to repeat a certain negative or unhelpful
behavior (or way of thinking).
- Power of Action: Promise
yourself that you will take actions that will begin your change to
a new, more positive way of being.
- Power of Support: Pray for help
to any holy being you feel connected to or simply pray. In Tibetan
the word prayer means “wish path” and a prayer is a karmic action
or path leading you to a new reality.
Greater in combat
Than a person who conquers
A thousand times a thousand
Is the person who conquers herself.
Certainly it is better to
Oneself than others.
For someone who is
And always lives with mastery,
Neither a god, a gandhabba,
Nor Māra and Brahmā together
Could turn conquest into
—Buddha, from the