Last weeks tip emphasized the importance of detaching from stories of the mind. This final post for 2016 supports this with 1300 year old wisdom from Chinese philosopher Huineng who long ago wrote: “When we are free from attachment to all outer objects, the mind will be in peace. Our essence of mind is intrinsically pure, and the reason why we are perturbed is because we allow ourselves to be carried away by the circumstances we are in. He who is able to keep his mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, has attained enlightenment.”
What is enlightenment? To offer a simple metaphor, enlightenment is like the sun. It is seeing yourself as pure light and positive radiant energy, detached from earth’s shadows. As we approach 2017, I wish you and your family much light for the new year ahead!