You already know that if you want to accomplish something, you have to put some effort into it, right? But too much effort burns us out, makes us frustrated, and may lead to giving up. Not enough effort and well, you are not really trying. So what’s the right amount of effort?
Have you ever been at work, just counting the minutes until you can leave, and irritated at everyone who speaks to you? What if we told you that the truth is that most jobs are not all fun and games? Fortunately, they don’t need to be for you to find meaning and even pleasure in them. Let's see what the Buddha says about skillful livelihood.
Suffering sucks. Yet it is inevitable, right? I personally am interested in suffering less, and I thought you might be as well. So, I decided it could be useful to review the Buddha's recommended 8 steps, and see how they might be relevant in our own lives. This is part 1 of our series on The Eightfold Path of Buddhism.
What is the point of meditation? This question comes up, in different ways, all the time. Quite reasonably, everyone considering developing a mindfulness meditation practice wants to know some version of, “why should I waste my time, sitting still (or walking slowly) and just watching my breath?” It does seem silly, doesn’t it? Sitting, doing nothing. When you could be doing…something. There are...