What Strength Means to Me, by Jampa Thogmed (Galen T.)
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What is the deepest meaning of inner strength?
To this sufferer of bipolar illness—it’s wise compassion.
How do we go about cultivating this dual pillar?
First, by utilizing our innate instinct, vision, passion and aim to be happy and not to suffer, applying it to self-love and self-clarity—and then, …extending this fortitude outward, altruistically, to ever more sentient beings, treating them with increasingly greater Pure View (of their equally inherent desire to be happy) and Bodhicitta (loving-kindness, compassion).
Why would we want to take this approach?
…Because mainly, what we reap is what we sew.
“By these honest words, may all benefit.”