By Chef Francesco Granito
The so-called Mediterranean diet is more popular than ever. And for good reason. But most people miss out on its most powerful benefits — benefits that extend far beyond weight loss — because they are too focused on the “diet” part of it. The real goal, however, should not be to eat the Mediterranean diet, but to, instead, live the Mediterranean lifestyle. Here’s what that means.
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What is the most perfect thing in your life? But is it perfect?
As you think about your most perfect thing, you may begin to recognize that it’s full of flaws, imperfections, chips, and faults. That it’s anything but perfect — at least by that definition. And as you think about those “imperfections,” you may find a smile crawl across your face.
When was the last time you felt truly happy for another being? The Buddha taught that our happiness is tied directly to the happiness of others. This practice of mudita, therefore, helps teach us to experience the joy of others in a heartfelt way, regardless of their relationship to us and, in so doing, nurture the seeds of our own happiness.
Hearing is something that we all do automatically, all day long. It’s the functional act of being stimulated by sound. Listening, on the other hand, is directing our full, thoughtful attention to that sound for the purpose of gaining understanding.