If you are like most people from time to time you question your life; and if done effectively how to change our worldview. Is the world in which we “think” we live the reality we want to live in? Are we happy with our existence on this round blue ball called earth? If we are not happy how can we, change our emotional, spiritual and physical experiences?
I am pleased to say that in this interview with author Rodney Smith about his book “Touching the Infinite-A New Perspective on Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness” you can find a starting point in which you can look at your life, and question your perceived reality. What is the truth?
As Rodney states ” The spiritual journey is looking behind the scenes. We have all grown up holding the world to a conventional set of criteria established by our cultural and personal norms. These norms established our worldview and are embedded early in childhood. There is both a conscious and unconscious part of our drama, a part that we are willing to see and a part that does not fit our script.” As Buddha taught “only one thing, suffering, and its cessation”
If you want to release yourself from the shackles of life, you best look at the world from the perspective of the end of suffering. “When we question what we are doing and why we have to steer the question through the continuum bounded by suffering and the end of suffering: Does this method you are employing, this effort you are exerting, this goal you are setting, add to or alleviate suffering?
I am fascinated by Rodney Smith’s perspective, his book and teaching and I know you are going to learn tremendous lessons from our dialogue in the interview.
If you want to learn more about “Touching the Infinite” just click the link. You can also click any of the highlighted URL to be directed to the book on Amazon.
Enjoy this wonderful dialogue with a very informative and deep teacher of living a life of mindfulness.