Thursday, June 8, 2017

YES & so what

Yes there are things I like and don’t like, but that doesn’t matter to me when it is out of my control or when something went against what I wanted.

Yes there is comfort and uncomfort, pleasantness and unpleasantness, but it doesn’t matter.

Yes there is things happening to me and relatives and friends and neighbors and the world that I do not like, but it doesn’t matter either.

Someone stole my car.  So what.
I am partially disabled.  So what.
I heave health issues.  So what.
I got kicked out of my house.  So what.
I missed a job opportunity.  So what.
I have no food.  So what.

My family is hungry and without shelter.  We do our best, always, but we are dying.  So what.

I do not sell my peace and my joy to my mind or to anyone else’s mind.

I am not at peace and joyful because things happen to me that I like.  I am just as much at peace and joyful when things happen that I do not like.

I do not sell my peace and joy.

Life–whatever happens to me or anyone or anything–will never determine my level of peace or joy.

Yes, life is challenging and difficult.  I like that.  Better than boring.  If adventure was not the name of life I would not have come here.

I left bliss and ecstasy for adventure, which is my bliss an ecstasy when embodied.

Everyone can be peace and joy if they want to.  Some do not want to.  Good.

In scripture it talks about a peace that passes all understanding (it is beyond mindgames).  I live in that peace.  Thank you universe. 

1 comment:

  1. Tom, you need some of that old time religion.
    “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.” The Buddha