We meditate to be happy. Over time, with continued practice, we become more resilient, kind and content. Our mind becomes a lovely, pleasant home.
Morality, conscience, and integrity protect not only us, but our society as well. When ethical principles disappear, civil society, which is held in place by these invisible yet sturdy beams, collapses.
Right Speech activates the Eightfold Path and can be a complete practice, leading to awakening. Ironically, Right Speech creates a silent, peaceful mind.
Over time, the habit of recognizing and releasing deluded and obsessive thoughts has the power to return the mind to its natural state of clarity, contentment, peace, and inherent wellness.
A daily meditation practice is a way of relinquishing the world and entering a reality of freedom and peace.