The Eightfold Path practice begins with Right View Right View is, first of all, a deep understanding of the Four Noble Truths - our suffering, the making of our suffering, the fact that our suffering can be transformed, and the path of transformation.  In each of us there are wholesome and unwholesome roots - or seeds - in the depths of our consciousness. If you are a loyal person, it is because the seed of loyalty is in you. But don’t think that the seed of betrayal isn’t also in you. If you live in an environment where your seed of loyalty is watered, you will be a loyal person. But if your seed of betrayal is watered, you may betray even those you love. The practice of mindfulness helps us identify all the seeds in our store consciousness and water the ones that are the most wholesome. Right View is to recognize which seeds are wholesome and to encourage those seeds to be watered.  We are the gardener for our own life and our seeds, we have to learn to water the wholesome seeds that are in us so they will bloom into the flowers of Right View.  To learn how we can water our wholesome seeds, begins with mindfulness. To be mindful in our breathing, our movements, our thoughts, and each present moment of our day.  When we are mindful we begin to develop a growth mindset. Let’s watch this quick video now about Developing Growth Mindsets.  Relatively speaking there are right views and there are wrong views. But if we look more deeply, we see that all views are wrong views. No view can ever be the truth. It is just from one point; that is why it is called a “point of view.” If we go to another point, we will see things differently and realize that our first view was not entirely right. Buddhism is not a collection of views. It is a practice to help us eliminate wrong views. The quality of our views can always be improved. From the viewpoint of ultimate reality. Right view is the absence of all views.  In the process of learning, reflecting and practicing, our view becomes increasingly wise, based on our real experience. When we practice Right Mindfulness, we see the see of Buddhahood in everyone, including ourselves. This is right view. Sometimes it is described as the Mother of All Buddhas, the energy of love and understanding that has the power to free us. When we practice mindful living, our Right View will blossom, and all other elements of the path in us will flower again.   By Kohai Dianne Hadad 3rd Degree Black Belt, Renge Dojo Certified Professional Coach, Warrior Spirit Circle 647-203-4882 |  dianne.hadad@gmail.com The WARRIOR SPIRIT CIRCLE creates conversations for kids, parents and martial artists to discover their true self and embody their warrior spirit. Our mission is to share the practical wisdom from the classical martial arts virtues and philosophies to inspirit resiliency, confidence and vibrancy.