I have often read or seen the story of Buddha’s awakening and how he faced enormous forces of doubt as he meditated under the bodhi tree one night. The doubts, delusions, and attempts to persuade Siddhartha to turn against himself and give up the path were presented by Mara. As the night wore on, Mara Read more…..
Sometimes, I think of us humans as being more like turtles. We carry a protective shell with us and poke our heads out or withdraw depending on the circumstances or perceived threat level. But, we rarely feel safe and secure enough to shed the shell entirely. Similar to a turtle’s shell providing protective housing, we Read more…..