The Art of Shedding Possessions
Getting rid of things involves careful deliberation along with emotional insight
Once an adjective reserved for scholarly work, “curatorial” has come to be applied to the discrimination with which we acquire everything from doorknobs, toasters and digital devices to baskets from Bali, pillows from Portugal and who knows what else.
Why Fighting Enemies Isn't Good for You
Anger and hate can feel like powerful emotions, but when you wield them, the only one who gets hurt is you
The man responsible for turning more Americans on to Buddhism than anyone else, Columbia professor, author and Tibet House co-founder Robert Thurman, and his longtime friend Sharon Salzberg, the Buddhist teacher and co-founder of Insight Meditation Center, have written a powerful new book called Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier.
In the book, the two offer a radical approach to dealing with the people and things we consider our enemies. This approach doesn't involve getting even or turning the other cheek; it's about understanding the different types of enemies we face and then redefining the very nature of “enemy” and “self.”