April 26, 2013 § 3 Comments
If you’re looking for some of the most challenging situations to practice equanimity, try buying your first home in the craziest, hottest, most expensive property market in the US. We are about to put a bid on a place that fits all our criteria – it’s in our current neighborhood, it’s a house (as opposed to an apartment), it’s got lots of natural light and a beautiful yard. How do you shop for houses, do the legwork involved in evaluating its details and features while keeping the big picture in mind that you may not get it after all? How do you spend your days not thinking about all things property and mortgage-related, i.e., have a life? How do you not get swept up in dreams of how you will use the house: a meditation room, a photo studio, outdoor dinners….etc?