We become more humble and connected to society through a sincere and deep self-examination. This clears the way to understanding what we do want from our lives and helps us avoid repeating the same mistakes that have us going around in circles through lack of self-awareness.
Today’s full moon is traditionally dedicated to the Buddha’s birthday and is known as Buddha Purnima (the full moon of the Buddha). Historians can’t agree when he was born exactly, but it was certainly over 2500 years ago. His teachings are unparalleled for their understanding of human nature and psychology. If people could get beyond the mistaken notion that Buddhism…
The main resemblance between the Eastern way of life and Western psychotherapy is in the concern of both with bringing about changes of consciousness, changes in our ways of feeling our own existence and our relation to human society and the natural world.
One of the most compelling reasons to overcome anger is that it destroys our own peace of mind, while harming others as well. But if there's one thing the ego hates, it's having to sacrifice a good old rant to a noble ideal!