The idle of a Prius hybrid car stopped at a red light is quiet and peaceful. This is the goal for our “default” state – peaceful, quiet, and uncluttered. Honesty and transparency cultivate this calm baseline state. Regularly dropping into the present moment also helps. Concern for the wellbeing of others further enhances this peaceful “default” state. The deepest peaceful “default” state comes from recognizing everything to be like an illusion. Things appear one way but exist in another. This is the Buddhist wisdom of emptiness. Emaho!
Happy Indian Independence Day! Today Indian people are celebrating freedom from several centuries of British colonization and rule. This is a perfect day to explore inner freedom breaking free from the colonization and rule by […]
Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one’s behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, […]