Sometimes it can be hard to know where you stand. You might find yourself looking for signs that you are headed in the right direction. Here are a few:
A sign that your mind has turned towards the Dharma is that everything- all good and bad circumstances, all your hopes and fears- becomes the ground of your practice.
A sign that you have loosened some of your fixation and grasping is that your body and emotions will be less painful and your interactions with the world around you will be more peaceful.
A sign that you have loosened the tight knot of self-grasping is that you will naturally adopt a gentle, humble and kind demeanor. You will rejoice in generosity and virtuous acts.
A sign that you are more open-minded is that you will stop creating problems for yourself because of your complicated position. A narrow mind is easily caught up by the sway of negative thoughts and emotions.
Where do you stand?