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!
An affectionate disposition not only makes the mind more peaceful and calm, but it affects our body in a positive way too. On the other hand, hatred, jealousy and fear upset our peace of mind, […]
Just as we should cultivate more gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings, we should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment. Morally speaking, we should be concerned for […]