Phakchok Rinpoche talks about the quality of having a calm, relaxed mind state and being content. In order to have contentment, one needs to meditate with dignity. Rinpoche also highlights the importance of choosing proper role models to inspire us and not to be biased or self-righteous, both as practitioners and humans.
Not everyone wants to become a Buddhist–but doesn’t everyone want to be able to flourish and enjoy what life has to offer? Every human being wants happiness, right? We all want to be able to cope, without totally losing it when things don’t work out. We definitely don’t want to suffer. Yet, what are we really doing to make ourselves stop suffering? We seem to be focusing on outer circumstances or new possessions.