Compassion in Companions

The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is to seek happiness; meaning, the liberation from suffering. What's the polar opposite of suffering? Pleasure. However, people get confused between pleasure [external events creating gratification] and happiness [internal peace of mind creating contentment].  Some context: [1] was in Jacksonville/Savannah this past week. [2] was reading The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for … Continue reading Compassion in Companions

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24 Hours in LA

First things first, the traffic: it's ridiculous. Didn't travel more than 8.1 miles at a time and each drive took at minimum 25 minutes. LA doesn't appeal to me as significantly as other California cities however, since the trip was essentially 'free', who am I to decline that travel opportunity? And boy, did those 24 hours get … Continue reading 24 Hours in LA