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!
Not getting what you what is a blessing in disguise. When we are very disappointed and let down, just like when we are falsely accused, our sense of self is right there in our face. […]
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, […]