The eight worldly concerns classify the attachments and aversions that yoke us to samsara—the four hopes and four fears, which we cycle through endlessly.
If I have no belief that my vision can become real, asks Margaret Wheatley, where will I find the strength to persevere?
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com’s associate editor Lilly Greenblatt looks at the hope in hopelessness.
You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
In difficult times it takes effort to stay grounded in the present, but it is only there that we will find a place unclouded by hope and fear.