How To Cultivate A Compassionate Life: Tonglen.
The restoration of balance begins with the practice of calm-abiding. Then, through the practice of equanimity and selflessness the realization of spaciousness begins to emerge. In the practice of loving-kindness we discover open-mindedness, which brings with it an element of balance, as the network of division begins to be dismantled. At this point, the mind is realized to be empty, and an empty or open-mind naturally fills with the light or raw energy that is love. Allowing this love to express itself in a creative, intelligent, and uncensored manner is compassion.
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