Upekkha. Upekkha means equanimity. It refers to a mind that is calm and steady in the face of life's ups and downs. This is a tall order because it means opening our hearts and minds not just to pleasant experiences but to unpleasant ones too. Resisting the latter just adds our own stress to what is already difficult. Lama Yeshe beautifully expresses the essence of equanimity: "If you expect your life to be up and down, your mind will be much more peaceful."
Kim's Testimony - How Faith and Family Transcend Fear
How can we have FAITH in the face of FEAR? In this post, by the amazing testimony of a woman battling brain cancer, be reminded that no matter where you are on this journey of life -- no matter what fear is staring you down -- you are never, ever alone.
Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning | Brain Pickings: "For Frankl, meaning came from three possible sources: purposeful work, love, and courage in the face of difficulty.'[E]verything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.'" #Philiosophy #Mans_Search_for_Meaning
Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy
"In Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life, Barnaby Conrad and Monte Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, bring a delightfully refreshing lens to the writing advice genre by asking 30 famous authors and entertainers to each respond to a favorite Snoopy comic strip with a 500-word essay on the triumphs and tribulations of the writing life."