“Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was to drag those burdens along with you. You’ll see that no one other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.”—Buddhist Teaching (via we-are-meant-to-thrive)
Love yourself. Make peace with who you are And where you are At this moment in time. Listen to your heart. If you can’t hear what it’s saying In this noisy world, Make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let you mind wander among the stars. Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy And confusing at times, But it’s also full of surprises. The next rock in your path Might be a stepping stone. Be happy. When you don’t have what you want, Want what you have. Make do That’s a well-kept secret of contentment. There aren’t any shortcuts to tomorrow. You have to make your own way. To know where you are going Is only part of it. You need to know where you’ve been, too. And if you ever get lost, don’t worry. The people who love you will find you. Count on it. Life isn’t days and years. It’s what you do with time And with all the goodness and grace That’s inside you. Make a Beautiful life… The kind of life you deserve. ~Unknown ♥
Thank grace I'm not depressed and negative anymore... Shit, I can't even remember what honest hopelessness feels like. This just entered my mind, seeing a bunch of negative posts. I am humbled that can reflect now and see that I don't let that be my life or thoughts anymore. It's not that people have stopped doing things that disappoint or hurt me. I'm just not shaken by it and other people anymore. Not until you stop letting life and other people offend you and upset your life... do you truly start living.
Whatever notions we might have about Truth are incapable of bringing us to it. Thus, in trying to take hold of Truth, we naturally encounter paradox and confusion.
It works like this: though we experience Reality directly, we ignore it. Instead, we try to explain it or take hold of it through ideas, models, beliefs, and stories. But precisely because these thingsaren’tReality, our explanations naturally never match actual experience. In the disjoint between Reality and our explanations of it, paradox and confusion naturally arise.