The secret to a happy life: Give up hope. Or, should I say, hope wisely. Cultivate wise hope. In When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron writes: "You could even put 'Abandon hope' on your refrigerator door instead of more conventional aspirations..." Chapter 7: Hopelessness and Death "Without giving up hope—that there's somewhere better to be,… Continue reading Smile Pretty & Abandon Hope.
You can give up hope without giving up. The word and the concept of hope is pervasive in our society. “Hope you had a good time.” “Hope you’re well.” “Hope to see you there.” The winning Obama campaign sold people on change (a fact of life) and hope (an aspiration we so desperately needed in… Continue reading hopeless happiness