“Any time you are trying to get out of suffering, that is suffering.” - Lisa Cairns The searching for something else, other than this right now. Something over there, something better, is what causes us to suffer, in my opinion. The searching is a lie, a mirage. It's a distraction from what is already here. It makes [...]
Being attached and identified with our thoughts and the thinker can create a prison (which is an illusion), and and it can be torture to live from that place; you are not really living right now. You're living in the past and future. There is no peace there. It is constant grasping and striving. It [...]
“The dress is black and blue!” “No it’s white and gold, you’re wrong!” “No it IS black and blue!!! Can’t you see it?! It’s right there!" It’s fine to have fun arguing over #TheDress but people do the same thing all the time over things like religion, ideologies & opinions. We have a society where difference - such [...]
Irritation, like most things will be on a big scale. It seems to me like the more something irritates you, the bigger an issue you have within yourself and this outside irritation is reminding you of that issue subconsciously. In my opinion, it can become a barrier to empathy/connection/understanding.
Meaning: You can present someone with an opportunity, but you cannot force him or her to take advantage of it. I find this old phrase applying to a lot of situations in my life. If someone is struggling and in pain, and you know exactly what they need to do to stop the pain, you [...]