Fame and Disrepute
I know a little bit about these gusting winds. Just when you think the winds of fame will blow forever, the storm of fame calms, and before one can say Jack Robinson, the winds of disrepute blow with even greater force.
The good news is that those winds will die down as well, and we recognize that no wind at all is a wonderful place to stand.
There are several sayings that emphasize this fourth pair of worldly winds:
- Fame is fleeting
- Cruel nature of celebrity
- Fame is an illusion
The Buddhists say that we cope with the eight worldly winds by developing equanimity/balance. Next week we will explore the seven supports that lead to equanimity, as well as return to Danny and our regular meditations.