Geh nicht in den unentwirrbaren Dschungel um den Elefanten zu suchen

Zum Abschluss des Seminars über "Compassion Focus Therapie" zitierte Choden einen Teil eines Gedichtes und versprach uns das ganze Gedicht zu zuschicken. Hier ist es:

Spiritual song of realisation

Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower,
but is already there, in relaxation and letting go.
Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do.
Whatever arises in the mind has no importance at all
because it has no reality whatsoever.
Don’t become attached to it.
Don’t pass judgement.
Let the game happen on its own, springing up and falling back,
without changing anything,
and all will vanish and reappear, without end.
Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it.
It is like a rainbow which you run after without ever catching it.
Although it does not exist, it has always been there
And accompanies you every instant.
Don’t believe in the reality of good and bad experiences:
they are like rainbows.
Wanting to gasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you relax this grasping, space is there,
open, inviting and comfortable.
So, make use of it. All is yours already.
Don’t search any further.
Don’t go into the inextricable jungle looking for the elephant
who is already quietly at home.
Nothing to do, nothing to force, nothing to want
And everything happens by itself.

By Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Was kann ich tun, um mein Mitgefühl zu entwickeln?

Eine Frage, die im Seminar über Compassion Focus Therapy immer auftauchte, vor allem wenn man als Kind wenig positive Bindungserfahrungen erleben konnte.


Tara Brach beschreibt das achtsame Gegenwärtigsein (mindful presence) als „ein Herz, das zu allem bereit ist (a heart that is ready for everything).  

Und was ist das anderes als strength, wisdom, commitment and kindness?