Thursday, October 16, 2008
A troubling bulletin from Gwyneth. Under the heading 'Be' she tells me, 'I am interested in spiritual disciplines within different religions and schools of thought. I thought it would be inspiring to periodically ask a question to a group of thinkers from various traditions on the subjects that often confound me.' The question that confounds her today is, 'I have a friend who see the world in a pessimistic light. This person is highly suspicious of people and situations, and sees, as well as experiences negativity at most turns. Why is this and what does it mean? What can be done to help someone of this nature?' Well, it's sweet of you to think of me Gwyn, but I'm afraid the ensuing psychobbable from Deepak Chopra and others does not really float my boat. But never mind - 'Next Week. We'll be enticing you to MAKE some utterly delicious vegan pancakes, quick Asian tuna sandwiches, and a dinner you can prepare in ten minutes.'
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 3:06 pm