The consequence of craving is suffering. This is one of the main teachings in Buddhism, yet it’s mostly ignored by modern spiritual seekers in favour of the pursuit of inner peace. We meditate, do yoga and practice mindfulness, while turning away from the key to finding liberation; becoming free from strong desires, or attachments.
In this week’s podcast I talk about justice and corruption, with reference to miscarriages of justice and systemic abuse that we would rather not look into. The subject matter may make us feel angry and helpless, we may want to bury our heads in the sand and pretend the darkest elements of humanity don’t exist, but we owe it to the victims to become informed.
What is the benefit of developing a sense of inner neutrality and how much responsibility do we have to get involved in solving other people’s problems? Often, we are the keepers of other people’s secrets, or we are privy to information that may help others to make informed decisions yet we stay quiet. Why?
In this week’s podcast I talk about the current trend towards extreme simplicity and why this method of promoting change is destined to create more problems than it solves. Whether we are talking about women’s rights, differences between genders or climate change, the solutions are never black and white.
In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of getting in touch with the invisible world, the world beyond our five senses, as a way to loosen our attachment to the idea that we are material girls and boys, living in a material world.