A basic teaching of Zen Buddhism is that things are always changing. Just because we can see, hear, or feel something today does not mean that it will be there tomorrow. Essentially, nothing is permanent.
And, so it is with our economic slowdown or meltdown or whatever you want to call it. Just because it is bad economy today does not mean that it will stay that way. Zen Buddhism suggests that if you are aware of something, it is actually leaving or maybe gone. It is or will be history. And, history is not relevant.
Thus, the deep recession trumpeted by the media with dreary headlines about layoffs, corporate losses, and blame is a lagging indicator. When the media rants in unison about the lousy economic condition it means that things are actually on the mend or better.
The stock market knows this and will shortly begin a rally like we have not seen in years. But, know that the rally is not permanent.
John Bradley Jackson
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