Last spring, 2016, I began the process of becoming a Buddhist. Let’s just say I have a long way to go. I chant Nam-myoho-renge-quo every day. It invites me to join the vast hum of that chant going on all over the world. It helps me secure my faith in the ongoing power of the essential goodness of humanity. And, it challenges me to know and be clear about my strengths and beliefs and, most importantly, to take actions based on them.