How do we let go of our thoughts, feelings and memories that we think of every day? Buddha taught us to not dwell on the past or think of the future but just be in the present moment. It’s a choice that we can all make and takes conscious effort. Sometimes I enjoy dwelling on stuff!
Taking responsibility and choosing another way.
I can choose what path I want to walk nobody can do it for me. Maybe if souls are in suffering it’s harder to see what they need to do to walk a better path for themselves. We definitely need to be kinder to and have more compassion for each other.
Thoughts lead to actions.
Be careful and warchful of your thoughts and remember they can lead to actions. If I say something eg. criticise someone those negative words can resonate and cause damage.
This book really inspired and helped me-
So how do we let go? Meditation can help. Thinking in the present moment. Maybe it’s a combination of different processes.
It’s Sunday and I awoke early feeling fresh and ready for the day. I stopped drinking alcohol in 2004 so I no longer suffer hangovers. Whilst many people I know will be nursing hangovers today I will be bouncing around playing in the spring sunshine feeling on top of the world.
” I belong to a group. I’m ok because I feel safe, wanted and at ease in my group. We stick up for each other so if anyone starts with anyone in the group we defend them. This makes us feel protected. If anyone wants to leave the group we won’t let them. It is vital for the survival of the group that we all stick together. ”
The first group many people experience is family. As people grow they may join other groups. Some join work groups, clubs, churches, gangs, cults, bands, families and online groups. Some may be part of multiple groups overlapping at different times to different degrees. Some groups have stricter rules than others. Armies for example have very strict orders their soldiers must obey. On the other hand loose formed collectives of cooperatives follow guidelines. Some groups work with other groups to help each other. There are other groups who a more private and prefer to go it alone. With so many different groups how do we make it work for everyone on the planet?
Today when I was busking a tall smiley figure handed me a lit jostick. I stuck it in a crack in the pavement by my foot and it’s fragrant aroma filled the skies along with our sweet soul music.
I want to live in a world where people respect each other’s differences whatever their skin colour, their religion, their place in society, their sexuality, their culture or their abilities. I don’t want to live in a world that is divided and ruled by corrupt people who use fear to control us and manipulate us to get what they want.
Written about 2 months ago.
Lately I have been trying a new approach to living my life. Instead of over doing any one activity such as eating chocolate, gardening until my back hurts, over thinking just about everything or studying so much my eyes go fuzzy I have started doing activities little and often. I have been doing this for a few weeks now and it’s made such a difference. I’m not as stressed, am eating a lot healthier and I’ve been much more active. I have kept on top of my work and feeling very hopeful about the future. My motto of the day is little and often!