I recently took a class called “Buddhism for Non-Buddhists”. It was a wonderful way to learn to find balance and contentment in life. It is also a wonderful examination of culture and religion. Buddhism is based on the principle that we all have the strength and power within ourselves to achieve our full purpose and find peace. Every home can use a thoughtful reminder of this powerful message in their home. I have a special Buddha in my home – procured from an estate sale. He has a special place, next to my bedroom door. Regardless of your beliefs, he can be a reminder of the importance of rest, meditation and peace.