Gradually, we can put aside our ideals about whom we think we should be, whom we think we wanted to be, or what we think others think we would be or should be. We give up and just look directly, with humour and compassion, to who we are. So, loneliness no longer poses a threat and melancholy is no longer a punishment. Loneliness is only bad for those who don't like what they see on their own. When we learn to love who we really are, there is no more pain in being alone. Attachment is like a current: it ties us to everything that harms us and keeps us stuck in the cycle of suffering. Practising detachment may not always be easy, but it is necessary for our growth and evolution.
Hell is not a place, but a mentality. Our own thoughts are our worst enemies when we give them the power to create negative moods. If we look at the river of our feelings, we will see how each feeling arises. We can see what has prevented us from being happy, and we need to do our best to transform these items. We must practice touching the admirable and refreshing element of healing that exists in us and in the world. By doing so, we become stronger and able to love ourselves and others. Not everyone will do us good. Therefore, it is important to focus on those who attract positivity! Every new day is a chance for us to do our best to live in harmony. Repeating some positive thoughts helps us a lot accomplish this mission.
Any permanent change begins first in each person's mind. Likewise, a greater peace can only be achieved when each seeks peace within themselves. Thanking others, we begin to realize more and more things to thank. Thanking others, the heart opens. Thanking others, we begin to realize how much we have to thank. We begin to find that even difficult situations have a positive side to be thankful for. Everything in life holds something good. As we open our eyes to this, it's easier to see how much we have to thank.
We generally think of the world as something far away and separate from us, but we are the life of the constantly moving universe. We can even say that the world is us. Our life forms the world, it's the world, not just it's in the world. The best way to understand our role in life is to understand that we are not separated from the whole. We are indispensable threads in the fabric of the universe. The reasons for compassion and love for the other are always greater and more numerous than the reasons for anger. Remembering this is not difficult, and it certainly makes the world a better place.
Maybe that's a good one, wasting our time. Give time a rest. Let it be wasted. Create virgin time, uncontaminated time, time that has not been assaulted by aggression, passion and haste. Let's create pure time. Sit down and create pure time. Haste takes away our peace of mind. The time used to calm the mind and find clarity may seem like wasted time, but in fact, it is time earned. Achieving enlightenment does not mean reaching some kind of paradise. It boils down to seeing clearly everything we are, without ignorance or illusion capable of blocking all the knowledge we have the ability to achieve. Rest, calmness, stillness, all these are exercises that help us find what is best in ourselves because they take away the feelings that do us harm.
At the moment everything is changing, we are part of that change and we can choose, discern which path we want to give to this constant transform. That's why we need to accept that the transformation begins in us. In fact, it goes beyond just getting started. It's on us. Our human capacity for intelligence and understanding allows us to make choices. And what are we choosing? The only certainty of life is that everything changes. Changes cannot be stopped, but we can decide where the transformations will take us. Each new path is a chance to choose. Attachment binds us: to suffering, to ignorance, to negative ideas and to everything that is fought against when we embark on the path to enlightenment.
There are many times that the various forms of unhappiness in this life are caused by mistakes of decision or choice. Therefore, it is wrong to consider that all events are manifestations of karmas or predetermined destinies. Based on this point, we conclude that we need to have wisdom at the time when we make decisions in life and in our daily actions. The lack of wisdom and the error of decision cause the manifestation of suffering, and this suffering itself is the effect of karma.
The value of a religion depends on its ability to contain ambition, hatred, and folly. One should not trust the mind that is full of greed, anger and stupidity. One should not leave the mind unrestrained; one must keep it under strict control. It's very difficult to have perfect mind control. Those who seek enlightenment must first get rid of the fire of all desires. Desire is like devastating fire, and he who is walking the path of enlightenment must avoid the fire of desire, just as the man who carries a bale of hay avoids the flames. It's crazy for a man to tear his eyes out for fear of being tempted by the beautiful ways. The mind is you and if it is under control, the smallest desires will disappear.
Buddhism teaches us a lesson that once we are aware of our actions and about ourselves, we are able to interpret how actions that would do well just for ourselves can be reinterpreted to do good for more people at once.
Buddhism teaches us that seeking peace through external means is a waste of time. It is contained within us, circulates in our veins and is just waiting to be exercised. If each of us externalizes it, we can thus change the world.
Intelligence is not a constant. It needs to be exercised; it needs to be worked on. Buddhism reveals to us that even the most intelligent of men can become a fool if they do not practice their own wisdom. Don't keep everything you've learned for yourself! Finding ways to expose the world is the hottest step to acquire knowledge. Use your creativity and express yourself!
The Buddhist religion brings a lesson about how our energies are affected. Feelings such as fear and pride are responsible for shaking us and putting us in a position of superiority or inferiority to which we do not belong. Get rid of those feelings to increase your energy!
The mind can become our greatest ally or the worst opponent. That's because it's through it that we control our lives. If we have thoughts of peace, joy and positivity, we will certainly lead our paths much better, treating everything with lightness, joy, seeing the positive side of things and driving away problems. If we already have negative thoughts of self-destruction and sadness, it will affect our decisions and attract bad things.
To access the most diverse knowledge and to elevate our soul, according to Buddhism, we cannot be imprisoned in the rational world. This form of human knowledge is able to limit us to other possibilities rather than opening our eyes to them. The Buddhist religion brings as teaching the need to train and practice what we know by imagining that this knowledge can be essential at some point in our existence. We can't ignore learning by focusing only on its application, because we need the practice.
The Buddhist religion interprets that all the events that have taken place in the past should not influence how we think and how we feel in the present. Our strength will only exist and manifest itself if we interpret the past as a learning experience.
Buddhism teaches that love is the only possible way to achieve happiness and peace of mind. According to Buddhist tradition, hatred always leads to more hatred. This is because hatred feeds back: it nourishes itself. As long as we continue to feed our hearts and thoughts with resentment and grudges, we will remain unhappy. So, love it! Love more and love less! Pass on that gesture.
According to Buddhism, our happiness is tied to our actions. If every time we do something we think of the pros and cons, we will surely make better and wiser choices, always being in favour of goodness. Besides, we should rejoice in the happiness of someone else, because today you may be being so-and-so, but tomorrow it may be us. Emanating positive things is never too much; on the contrary, because it only makes us evolve as human beings.
One of the lessons Buddhism teaches us is to be persistent even when we believe we are no longer able to continue. The commitment we have to someone or with some task requires us to persist in this challenge so that we can achieve what we always want.
Buddhism teaches that guarding anger is the same as keeping a lump of red-hot coal in your hands with the intention of tossing it at someone. However, instead of hurting the other person, you're the one who gets hurt. For Buddhist tradition, learning to forgive is a way to get rid of the restraints that keep you unhappy. When we hold grudges, we're hurting ourselves. You have to know how to forgive and learn to forget. Only then you will be happy.
A lesson from Buddhism tells us that everything we do will have a consequence for the world or for others, even if it is only for ourselves. Therefore, it is necessary to make our decisions thinking about how we will affect the universe and how to reduce possible damage.
When we exude and release good feelings, the world returns us the good things, according to Buddhism. The more you practice good, the better you will feel, because more and more these good attitudes will return to you in the best possible way.
Every time we try to figure out what the future is going to be like, we can't get it right. Buddhism teaches, as a lesson, that what exists are the possibilities for the future, not the certainties. Therefore, if you need to make a decision about the future, keep in mind that you will always address possibilities.
Think about what you will say before you open your mouth. Be brief and precise, since every time you let out a word, you let out a part of your vital energy. So you'll learn to develop the art of speaking without losing energy.
Never make promises you cannot keep. Don't complain, or use words that project negative images, because everything you've been made with your words loaded with internal energy will reproduce around you.
If you have nothing good, true and useful to say, it is better not to say anything. Learn to be like a mirror: observe and reflect energy. The universe is the best example of a mirror that nature has given us, because it accepts, without conditions, our thoughts, emotions, words and actions, and sends us the reflection of our own energy through the different circumstances that present themselves in our lives.
If you identify with success, you will succeed. If you identify with failure, you will fail. Thus, we can observe that the circumstances we live in are simply external manifestations of the content of our internal conversation. Learn to be like the universe, listening to and reflecting energy without dense emotions and without prejudice.
Being like a mirror, with quiet and silent mental power, without giving them the opportunity to impose themselves with their personal opinions, and avoiding excessive emotional reactions, has the opportunity for sincere and fluid communication.
Do not give too much importance to yourself and be humble, for the more you are superior, intelligent and arrogant, the more you become a prisoner of your own image and live in a world of tension and illusions. Be discreet, preserve your intimate life. In this way, you will free yourself from the opinion of others and have a quiet and benevolent life invisible, mysterious, indefinable, unionized like the flow of energy.
Do not compete with others, instead, compete with yourself. Help others realize their own virtues and qualities, to shine. The competitive spirit causes the ego to grow and inevitably create conflicts. To feel good make them feel good. Have confidence in yourself. Preserve your inner peace by avoiding entering the trial and the cheating of others. Do not commit easily, acting rashly, without having a deep awareness of the situation.
Have a moment of inner silence to consider everything that presents itself and only then make a decision. In this way, you will develop trust and wisdom in yourself. If there really is something you don't know, or anything unanswered, accept the fact. Not knowing is too uncomfortable for the ego, because it likes to know everything, always be right and give its opinion, very personal. But in reality, the ego knows nothing, just makes you believe that you know.
Avoid judging or criticizing. Your internal force is impartial in its judgments: it does not criticize anyone, has infinite compassion and does not know duality. Every time you judge someone, the only thing you do is express your personal opinion, and that's a loss of energy, it's pure noise. Judging is a way to hide our own weaknesses. Hiding it never reduces it.
The wise man tolerates everything without saying a word. All that bothers you in others is a projection of what you didn't win in yourself. Let each solve their problems and focus their energy on their own life. Take care of yourself, don't defend yourself. When you try to defend yourself, you're giving too much importance to other people's words, giving more strength to their aggression.
If you agree not to defend yourself, it shows that the opinions of the other do not affect you, that they are simply opinions, and that you do not need to convince them to be happy. This inner silence makes you impassive. Make regular use of silence to educate your ego, which has the bad habit of speaking all the time.
Practise the art of not speaking. Take a few hours to refrain from speaking. This is an excellent exercise to know and learn the universe of unlimited power, rather than trying to explain what power is. Progressively you will develop the art of speaking without speaking, and your true inner nature will replace your artificial personality, letting the light of your heart and the power of the wisdom of silence appear.
You have to be careful that the ego does not infiltrate. The power remains when the ego remains calm and silent. If the ego imposes itself and abuses that power, it will become a poison, which will quickly poison your ego. Be silent, cultivate your own inner power. Respect the life of everything in the world. Don't force, manipulate or control the next one. Become your own master and let the other ones be what they have the ability to be. In other words, live following the sacred path of your inner self.
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