June 14, 2020

A lot of people I know avoid reading the news first thing in the morning - being confronted with all of the injustices & bad deeds in the world is an unsettling way to start the day. It is difficult to read about the latest corporate finance scam or the obscenity of human trafficking and keep your peace of mind, and it's even harder to know how to respond.

The conflict feels more immediate when you witness an unjust act firsthand or are yourself subject to one - whether your wallet is stolen, your car's broken into, or any sort of hurtful behavior is directed your way. The answer to this problem is upeksha (non-attachment), the fourth of the brahmaviharas - the qualities of true, authentic and unconditional love.

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