reply to post by smithjustinb
Just my 2 cent worth,
Not to disagree, or to judge, but consider this,
Problems are our wacky way of identifying a situation, labeling it as such is a miss interpretation of what is. That's the first habit to break; the
second is to stop thinking, so much. Constructive thought is good but don't let go of the reigns so to speak, or you'll soon be overcome again buy
your stream of random thoughts, as normal as you think they are. As we know, there are never any real problems in this very moment. Its just fear; the
twins love to keep you distracted that way. I mean it's only ever a problem when you randomly mind stream or think about it. No real problem, just
this situation, how you deal with that right now, good or bad, is how the next moment will ripple back at you. If you can, deal with it now, or do
what you can to handle it, when you can. No need to overload your self with the chaos of the unconscious mind. You're much bigger than that.
Acceptance of what is, in this moment, right now, it is the beginning of the path that leads to the end of all misery and suffering. How do you change
it? You change your behavior; you do this by becoming conscious of what is happening now in you, never future or past. As a result, your environment
changes and the negatives will fade; the positives will shine through in the form of surprising sometimes subtle events.
It's a hard pill to swallow I know. Even as you face extreme situations such as rape, murder or a life time in jail, just to name a few examples.
Those of you who have experienced such things, good or bad on that level must be extra vigilant in acceptance of what is, now. Your reward is the
release of the related misery.
But lets keep it real, bring your focus into the now always, don't slant the situation into a jaded version of my sad story. Practice what you
preach, be a skeptic, observe your own behaviors and impulsive unconscious reactions. This takes practice and a taxing vigilance to be constantly
present, but don't worry, just like riding a bike, you wont even notice it after a while in fact you will relish in every situation knowing that from
your suffering or mistakes and experiences, you grow and gain awareness in what is. Accepting what is and dealing with it as such, is the mechanics
to this game.
That's not to say you can't say no, do what you must to handle this or that very situation. The hardest thing for me personally was to learn to
adopt a mental state of 'blind faith' in that very concept I speak of. I don't want you to believe me, you won't have to, you will see it for your
As for changing the world, what can I say, it starts within you. When was the last time you felt the cold wet grass under your feet or laid in the sun
on a Sunday afternoon with the one you love, just happy in being.
Sure I don't disagree of the needs and wants of your current way of life, but if you live as if each day is your last, present and savoring of each
moment, on a higher level, why would you waste your time with the small stuff, really, its just paper after all. The children grow up so fast just
like your own life; don't miss it before it's all over.
Good and bad, is a condition of this realm of form, the more aware you become of this daisy chain, a collection of unconscious impulsive reactions to
every given moment, the less 'bad' and the more 'good' presents its self.
Beauty comes from the experience of what we identify as love. Like a light to a moth, we are drawn towards it, it manifests in different forms, but
don't be deluded, love and lust are two very separate things.
Beauty can also be experienced as a sense of intelligence, awareness because once you figure out how to open up to the rest of whom you really are.
The realization of that experience is indeed overwhelmingly beautiful.
Thank you for your time and post smithjustinb.