Number 4 evokes the apparent solidity of matter. We speak of four seasons, four directions, etc. While Nature seems to respond to the order of 4, so does consciousness. The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths encapsulate the entire Buddhist path. And it makes me wonder… Would the Buddha speak the Four Noble Truths differently if he lived in the 3rd millennium? Moreover, if the Four Truths give a voice to the forces of life, might there also be Four Noble Motions to balance them? After all, 4 + 4 = Egg – a place of eternal beginning!