The enlightenment and happiness of both self others: a true mentor in Buddhism is one who enables us to remember this aspiration. A true disciple, meanwhile, is one who follows the mentor’s teaching, who recalls that this most profound aspiration is in fact their own, and who, convinced from the bottom of their heart that this is indeed so, launches into action in accord with the mentor’s words.

Stories of Hope

Learning to Hope

Martin Seligman

Once a self-professed pessimist, Martin Seligman, the framer of “positive psychology,” asserts that optimism—a deep confidence in the positive potential of human beings—can change our lives.                           NEW