Fourth Pair Of Worldly Winds — Fame/Disrepute

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.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. He is also a contributor to The Clyde Fitch Report.

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