Saturday, May 28

If we want to stay peaceful, and therewith feel good, we need to have some ability to focus our mind at will. The great Indian Buddhist Master Nagarjuna said it: From concentration comes peace. This even applies to concentrating on relatively neutral objects. Whenever we allow ourselves to concentrate on anything, let’s say playing an instrument or running or gardening, we can get into “the zone.” You know that…

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8.5 mins read. Often when things go wrong in our lives, we cast about for someone to blame and/or conclude that life is unconscionably unfair. Maybe we think there is some arbiter of our fate, some supernatural law-giver who is punishing us, and we feel guilty. We ask, “Why me?” There are actually two questions we can ask: (1) Why is this happening? (2) Why is this happening to me?…

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