Enhancing our Lives

Not long before his death, the Buddha taught his followers: “Be an island unto yourself; be your own refuge.” In this teaching, the Buddha invites us to take charge of our lives and not to depend on anyone else to do our spiritual work for us.

This is worth reflecting upon because, until we truly let this teaching penetrate, until we understand that the answer to the deepest longing of our heart for fulfilment and security will never be satisfied by external things, we will be held back on the exacting and exciting inner journey.

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