A tentative definition of hope as a feeling for what is worth living for (discernment) and the determination to live it (committed choice), as distinct from optimism, which is defined as an uncritical faith in the future
Hope is the last piece of the human puzzle that must be removed for the work of dehumanisation to be complete. Some would call it survival instinct, but there is intelligence in it, too. Hope knows that things can change, that in fact they are bound to change, no matter how insurmountable they may seem.
554 words Mindfulness, when understood for the radical teaching it was and is, is powerful because it does for humankind what so many other systems of inquiry do for the gods. Controversially, Mindfulness (sati in Pali) releases us from the mysterium tremendum of religion. The knowledge and perfections attributed elsewhere to the inscrutable divine outside of …
Finding our humility means to discover our ground, the base from which we can take effective and wise action.