Suffering … it happens to us all. The causes are many, perhaps it is a desire for something, and an attachment to getting what is perceived as a want or need. In order to ease this suffering, a change is needed, a change in the ideas of what we want, or need. The method of this change is in the eightfold path.
I love being around people who create a spark in my mind. I walk away from meetings such as the most recent, and my thoughts gravitate to what is happening in my world … in day to day life.
I am grateful, for it is these moments that provide an expansion, a possibility for my “box” to get larger.
There is a lot of talk on remaining grounded, it is difficult to do so. The world seems to be in chaos, it is a reflection of the hearts of humanity.
Working to bring calm to our own awareness will allow a peaceful flow of energies to join us in the outside world. It all begins in our heart, moves to the mind, and comes forth in action.
How is it the “norm” has been so engrained in the minds of people that when one veers away, or questions it’s reality they are often met with ridicule and outright attack? Those in denial and who lack the simple openness of consideration will do everything they can to discredit one who is attempting to open doors to further knowledge. Over time, as others become aware of possibilities and perhaps begin to accept that something is off, the ones who previously viciously slandered the verity of another begin to come around also … although they would never consider an apology for previous behavior.
How often do we see this? How often do we DO this?
It is interesting how humanity’s mindset spins, whirling away, thoughts never ending, and often not making any common sense at all.