Should we savor the present moment, even though it is going to end? How do we reconcile savoring a present moment, when others are suffering or impoverished? Read More
Be present with the upsetting thoughts of others suffering, observe the thoughts as they are, thoughts, and be present with the feeling it brings. You might find that the ego's grasp of comparison of your good fortunes and someone else's suffering the true illusion to happiness. The truth of being present knows through the heart and the wholeness of each being is shared without the mind identifying and assuming things are bad for others.
More information about formatting options
Judith Eve Lipton, M.D. is a psychiatrist and book author. She and her husband David Barash have written about sex, war, and human nature.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?