What does it mean to achieve emotional balance? Does it mean to not feel strong emotions ever after? Or is one’s emotional life so well-lubricated that one can slide effortlessly in and out of a feeling state without ever being tripped over? Is that what we want, in the first place?
One lesson I have learned from the Buddhist teachings is this possibility of enhancing our natural sense of love and concern for self or others. Before coming into contact with such a teaching, I have unconsciously carried around with me the idea that there is not much I can do with the amount of [...]
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