Thursday, April 25, 2013

let everyone have their superficial success stories, true success is something else...


Tertön
Picture kindly provided by h.koppdelaney

In the past often when face with an action, intuitively sometimes consider i the opposite of the impulse, and act accordingly, i think that if i did this in my life more often, i would be in a lot better place that i am today, imagine where you would be?

mindfulness says to be present in the current moment, it says, ok accept what is there, without judgement, without wishing you were somewhere else or someone else...it says its ok:

to feel what you are feeling...

to hear what you are hearing...

then to act out only compassion for others, and inevitably yourself...

this is normally opposite of our first impulses...which is driven by that reptilian brain of ours...opposite of how the world normally acts...

the material world does not favor this mentality, its like swimming in a tank full of sharks, the world is one of fear, one of desperation of recognition and fortune...

admittedly this is much easier said than done...

but just for a moment, if you can say, ok hang on! i really don't like the person i am becoming, even though i may benefit from this, or get that temporary pleasure of self gratification, but this pleasure is dangerous, it cements in a devious habit, which only sets in motion a groove in your mind that eventually becomes a river leading you to destruction.

ask yourself is it worth it?

i say let everyone have their so called 'superficial successes...'

true success comes from molding your character, your health, your values, your relationships...

next time think what you are going to do, and contemplate the opposite, let yourself experience the discomfort, don't judge it, don't run away from it, embrace it, then respond in kindness only....










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