I know it is a cliche to say that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us, but 3 year old Fox is different. From a very early age, we called him the “Little Buddha,” not just because he looked like a Buddha–large forehead, big long ears, and long half-open/half-closed eyes, but also because he would just sit calmly and contently for long periods of time.
I can honestly say that I have learned as much from this little soul as I have from any enlightened master. Here are a few highlights: Continue reading →
Dr. Rick Hanson, author of the New York Times best seller Hardwiring Happiness, is one of my favorite teachers. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Hanson for The Compassion Interviews Series. This interview was one of the most enjoyable, enlightening, and useful interviews I have ever done. I guarantee that if you listen to and practice Dr. Hanson’s advice, your happiness will grow exponentially.
In the full interview, we discuss:
How to “wake down” from deadness, numbness, or oppression
How compassion is a strength that develops courage
The difference between wanting and liking, and how this difference can make your life heaven or hell
How to aspire without attachment
How Dr. Hanson is a real-life version of Ender from Ender’s Game