Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.

Thomas Merton

Lucky Man: Life Lessons from William Segal

Lucky Man: Life Lessons from William Segal

Aug 28, 2020-- "How can we find balance and peace in the midst of pain and turmoil? A legendary Zen Buddhist master once sent this startling note to a friend: "Lucky man," wrote Soen Nakagawa Roshi, the abbot of Ryutakuji monastery in Japan. "One accident like yours is worth ten thousand sittings in a monastery!" The accident the Zen master mentioned was a devastating car crash. The "lucky man" was William Segal, 67, a magazine publisher, artist, and spiritual seeker. Segal received the message as he lay in a hospital bed in New York. Both hips were shattered, his skull was fractured; and all the bones in his face were broken." More about William Segal's life and spirit in this thoughtful piece. (4205 reads)

Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionWhat is your framing of happiness and misfortune? Do you find this framing fosters your transformation, or keeps you stuck in certain patterns?

Quote Bulletin

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Roger Miller

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 246,011 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?

Trending DailyGoods Nov 10: Two Words That Can Change a Life (78,660 reads) Nov 9: The Gentle Art of Blessing (5,591 reads) Oct 13: Why We Should Take World Octopus Day Seriously (4,785 reads) Oct 15: Rethinking the Bucket List (6,402 reads) Nov 26: What We Get Wrong About Time (3,443 reads)

More ...