Going Further with Balance
Last time we talked about balancing symptomatic improvement for our issue with a shift in attitude that includes being ok with whatever we have and whatever life brings. In the Buddist tradition we call that working with our karma. No blame on anyone. It is just pure mechanics of how life works. But there is more to it than that. Medicine Buddha helps us go beyond what is called binary thinking all together. We learn to disengage from extreme forms of thinking and belief. We see how extreme thinking is an attempt to kill the actual creativity of the cosmos. In the Buddhist tradition we go beyond eternalism and nihilism, and all forms of extreme thinking. As has been said, we merge with the way things are.