Do We Care Too Much?

Genpo Roshi by Genpo Roshi | December 21st, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth

In our society we’re very concerned about how little we care, how selfish and greedy we are. We realize that we need to care more, we need to have more compassion, we need to have more empathy, we need all that.

But what we don’t see is the other side of the coin: In some ways we care too much, or we could say we are too attached, and that keeps us from being really free, happy and joyful. If we were free, happy and joyful, everything would flow better — our lives and the whole world.

Can you imagine a world where everybody was free, happy and joyful, where everybody came from a place of generosity and giving freely without any strings attached? Can you just imagine this world? It’s almost impossible to imagine, it would be such a different place.

Well, that’s our work. That’s what we’re here to do, and I think we’re all in this together. Nobody escapes, we’re all in the same boat, we’re all on the same planet. It’s a global affair. We either make it, or we break it.

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