When living in the fast lane, we are constantly bumping into others who are also living in the fast lane. Egos are bruised, patience wears thin, and the “blame others” scenario is close at hand. Like a good boy or girl scout, we must be prepared for these situations. Plan B, C, etc. must be on the forefront ready to roll. Plan B, C, etc. are how to stay cool and not react. As Shantideva says repeatedly in the patience chapter 6, “stay like a log.” It does not mean to suppress our feelings, rather to not react. Cool down. Review the situation and go over the healthy strategies we have at the ready. Remember this is Friday the 13th! Arrived in Mongolia last night.
The coronavirus pandemic
Fear and panic due to the coronavirus pandemic only compounds the problem. It doesn’t help. Vigilance is required. Frequent hand washing is very important. Social distancing from 3 to 6 feet is also important. If […]
To familiarize ourselves
To familiarize ourselves with the virtue of patience, it is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which […]
Let’s get to work TODAY!
We are turning another page. In less than 24 hours 2021 will be history, and 2022 a reality, so to speak. Rather than pass time meaninglessly, make effort to change from the inside. We never […]