Thanks Burgs for a timely reminder of the importance of virtue. The general principle of harmlessness is something I think about a lot. I used to think only about actions but it is much subtler than that, as you say, there is one’s speech, thoughts, feelings to consider also. These could do with reining in sometimes… I also liked the four directions talk. It definitely seems that life comes in cycles and I have sensed waves of energy in the past where there is an instinctive realisation that now is the time to ride the wave. I see now how I get in my own way when I try to ride a wave that actually is not there yet! Patience and an understanding of timing have definitely been lacking previously. There are definitely more skillful ways to negotiate experience than just marching on.