Archive for October 2019

About Creativity

By Matthieu Ricard on October 22, 2019

The Process of Creativity In order for creativity to develop, the mind needs to be free from the automatic and habitual thinking that runs around in circles. It should remain in a state of openness, lucidity, flexibility, clarity, and wisdom. This will allow it to stop superimposing its own projections on to reality. A new understandi...

Caring Mindfulness at the Service of Others

By Matthieu Ricard on October 08, 2019

As the world becomes increasingly busy and complex, the importance of developing and training our mind to become a better person becomes even more essential. Rushing about and striving to accomplish for the sake of “doing” does not serve the greater good or help to create a better world unless benevolent mindfulness is present. In fact, what...

Non-violence and Tolerance

By Matthieu Ricard on October 01, 2019

Tolerance goes hand in hand with courage, inner strength, and intelligence, the qualities that alleviate mental suffering and prevent us from falling into negative thinking. If we follow a path of retaliation - ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth' - then, in the words of Gandhi, "the world will soon be blind and toothless." Violence be...