The impossibility of not having expectations and just striving to curb them

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. in his article, “The Art of Mindfully Letting Go With Buddha’s Four Noble Truths,” points out how expectations are detrimental to our happiness and wellbeing. This is all well and fine, but as much as I like to read and slowly adapt those teachings to real life, the “No expectations” rule is […]

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Drum roll for 2017!

Luckily, we measure time in years, sometimes seconds when things go really badly, which allows us to believe that we can leave a year behind and start a new one, hoping it will be better. This year for many, it’s a loud and clear drum roll we hear, as we eagerly wait to leave the […]

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Necessary disappointments

If people didn’t disappoint us, we wouldn’t get to appreciate those who don’t do that. Therefore, I feel there is a point in having to go through disappointments. I will try to explain. Buddhism teaches us that if we have no expectations, we won’t ever be disappointed so we won’t suffer unnecessarily.  However, to reach […]

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Live with the curiosity of a child.

I look at this picture of myself and I can’t help feeling a bit sad. At the time the picture was taken I can only guess I was discovering life everyday. Little did I know then that life wouldn’t be easy. I look at her and feel extremely sorry, but again, it brings me hope […]

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