Dec 28, 2019
Within a series of episodes on happiness, we look at how to de-stress. First, we can become mindful of emptiness as an antidote to stress. We can also try to “always do our best” to loosen the grip that busyness has on us and become less attached to outcomes. To always do our best can also mean that we look honestly at where our own ethics or beliefs don't line up with our actions. For a happier and more peaceful life, we can become mindful of emptiness and practice always doing our best.
Ah, so happily we live,
Without ambition among those with ambition.
Among people who are ambitious
We live without ambition. (199)
--Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 46)
Buddha. The Dhammapada, translated by Gil Fronsdale. (2011). Shambala, pp. 53.
Je Tsongkhapa. Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Volume 3. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Joshua Cutler, Editor-in-Chief, and Guy Newlan, Editor. Pages 1961, 2014, 2019.