Minimalism

“It is important to develop the habit of distinguishing between wants and needs. Not only our own wellbeing is at stake here. Just look at the rapid degradation of the natural environment, and we can see the destructive effects of our consumerism.”

~ 17th Karmapa

afternoon run – 5.2 miles

“In Buddhism, we speak of what is to be given up and what is to be taken up. The thing most difficult for us to give up, even if we try very hard, is our ego-fixation, this grasping on to ‘me’ and ‘mine.’ Most parents are guiding their children in the wrong direction if they encourage their self-centeredness.”

~ 17th Karmapa