So my advice is this: keep it within you, no matter the cost. No matter what happens, always bring your own happiness. You’ll find it’s an unlimited reserve, and as unromantic and mechanic as it can seem, it is a capacity that grows the more you tend to it. Cultivate happiness and harvest fulfillment.
The following exercise is meant to confer a firsthand experience of ordinary insight. In Zen meditation traditions, these types of puzzles and intractable statements are known as Koans. Take a moment to focus your mind and try the following exercise, contemplating the problem until you experience a flash of insight that conveys the answer. AContinue reading “The Nature of Insight: The Lotus Puzzle, a Zen Koan Exercise”