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!
A more altruistic attitude is very relevant in today’s world. If we look at the situation from various angles, such as the complexity and inter-connectedness of the nature of modern existence, then we will gradually […]
Nowadays, we are confronted by a huge gap between rich and poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxiety and the poor living in […]