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June 17, 2010 | Forgiveness , Love | Author: Buddha | 1 Comment » March 17, 2010 | Wisdom | Author: Buddha | 2 Comments » March 16, 2010 | Happiness , Wisdom | Author: Buddha |
Realizing You are Consciousness - Kip Mazuy Suffering arises because you identify with the thoughts and feelings that arise. Thinking is happening, you grab hold of the thoughts, you attach yourself to the thoughts and it becomes a personal experience and separation and conflict are born. The thoughts are about you, they define you and then from that…
If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”
I am thankful.... For the taxes that I pay, Because it means that I am employed. For the mess to clean after a party, Because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. For a lawn that needs mowing, Windows that need cleaning, And gutters that need fixing, Because it means that I have a home. For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, Because it means I am capable of walking And that I have been blessed with transportation.