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What Are We Striving For — As Individuals and as a Human Collective?

Some time ago I watched the third season of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. One of the featured chefs, Jeong Kwan, is a Buddhist monk who lives in Korea and is world-renowned for her vegetarian cooking.

Everything she does is a mediation of sorts. Her day is a cycle of meditation and prayer, planting and harvesting, long-term food preparation (like preparing kimchi which needs time to ferment), and daily meal preparation for her fellow monks.

“Creativity and ego cannot go together.” — Jeong Kwan

In the Western world we are constantly striving

We are building things.

We are creating things.

We are solving the problems that we have created for ourselves.Read More »What Are We Striving For — As Individuals and as a Human Collective?