11. When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi.
Monday, March 14, 2011
A number of years ago I went on a media fast. I realized that a constant tap into world events was leaving me hopeless and helpless feeling - neither of which I felt workable. Of course, I do hear what is going on in the world but perhaps not as soon as some do. Instead of listening to the radio on the way into work, I listen to an audio book that I get from the library. I don't read a daily paper but usually pickup the Saturday Globe & Mail and read it cover to cover after I get back from the market. We get very sketchy television service here beside our cliff - a blurry black & white CBC, occasional CTV - which is frustrating when it is time to watch the Oscars or the Olympics or other things starting with O but generally that is the way we want it. I know if we got cable that I'd watch far too many home decorating shows and that isn't something needed in my life.