The wisdom of ancient Buddhist teachings is as relevant today as it was 2,600 years ago. Profound, simple, and elegant, Buddhist psychology helps us navigate a path through life. Buddhist wisdom is a guide to achieving a better self and is compatible with any religion. Buddhism gives us a plan of action; we’re given a way to study ourselves and our thinking and how we’re living our lives. We’re asked to recognize our innate goodness and act from that goodness: To live according to the principle of non-harming by respecting and protecting all life; to not participate in any endeavor that causes other living beings to suffer; to communicate with kindness and honesty, to inspire others, and to help create happiness and eliminate suffering with our words and actions; to really listen without an agenda, and to consume mindfully and in a way that contributes to our own health and well-being as well as those of the world around us.