Buddhism is beautiful and powerful way to engage the complexities of this life. In my experience and studies I personally came to a simple content that sums up many complex teachings – Face life head on to learn strength and grace.
Buddhist practice means plunging into the midst of the people and striving to strengthen our life force to the greatest extent. The purpose of these activities is for each of us to be able to build a strong, invincible, diamond like understanding of self that can overcome every difficulty and blaze a way forward wherever we go. It also demonstrates to others that we share much of life difficulties and perspectives and through them we grow and become stronger, wiser and compassionate.
Obstacles are a golden opportunity to quickly forge an inner self that is as beautiful and durable as a diamond, able to endure shape and shine in this journey of life.
Peace and Love, Jim