Being friends with your own mind
Matthieu Ricard is a French writer, photographer and Buddhist monk. His life is divided between the seclusion of a hermitage in the Himalayas and the whirlwind of modern life. Matthieu says that our state of mind can override our circumstances, whether good or bad. He says that our mind can be our best friend or our worst enemy. He believes that mindfulness and compassion can help to overcome ‘ill-being’ in the mind and have long-lasting effects.