The Way I See It

Living the best life in the worst of times

Amid the upheavals and pain of these pandemic days, the challenge is to face our inner fears, embrace change and become our better selves

Residents at the Pinnacle at Duxton applaud in appreciation of Covid-19 frontline workers on March 30, 2020. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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It took nearly two decades to prove his innocence. In his book, Life After Death, he recounts the life he spent in jail, filled with the unspeakable, parts of it in solitary confinement 23 hours a day. Yet he found a way to turn the brutal negativity of his experience into something of a positive nature.

He used prison as a monastic retreat and an opportunity for self-directed study. In jail, he was ordained into the Rinzai tradition of Japanese Buddhism and sat in zazen meditation each day.

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