Tag: upekkha

Happiness is up to you

I was thinking last night about how most of my posts here may seem rather depressing. It seems all I ever talk about is suffering, and ways out of suffering. And if I am to be aware that I may…

The coyote and me

This morning, on the way home from the store, I spotted a coyote crossing a snow covered field. I pulled my car over to the side of the road to watch this beautiful creature. I could see it was somewhat…

Good things come in fours

In Buddhism, the four immeasurables (brahma-viharas) represent the most beautiful and hopeful aspects of our human nature. They are mindfulness practices that protect the mind from falling into habitual patterns of reactivity which contradict our best intentions. Also referred to…

Heaven and Hell

‚ÄúPeople usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in…

Equanimity

Now there’s a word you don’t often hear! In fact many people, including myself, may have a hard time giving an accurate definition. In addition, the Buddhist meaning is broader than the standard English definition. So let me share Wikipedia‘s…