I'm not a doctor. I'm just a writer who gets to travel. I've seen a lot of the world and I hope to see much more. But if I had to diagnose the planet, I would say it's about one order of smothered chili cheese fries topped with crispy bacon away from needing a quintuple bypass.
Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.
What was the most important spiritual lesson of the decade? Vote on that lesson you regard as the most significant, knowing there are perhaps many lessons we might have learned from any of the significant news events of the last decade.