A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source…
If you’ve ever felt like you had healing powers or the ability to create a comfortable environment, this might be why
Would be so interesting to see further results of these studies!
Beautifull sunset from my balcony, after all these months of cold and hiding behind clouds, you finally show yourself again SUN :D
Meditated all day in your presence!
Sunny Monday’s <3 no blues, just jazzzz!
From a young age, many of us were taught to refrain from causing harm to other people. However, there is a difference between causing harm and allowing displeasure.
Pleasure comes from circumstances being perceived in an acceptable way to the mind. Displeasure comes from those circumstances being judged as unacceptable. As both pleasure and displeasure are the result of the judgmental mind, you are responsible for neither when it comes to another person.
The opposite of harming someone is helping someone. But pleasure is not what helps someone. You are not helping people by pleasing them. This doesn’t mean to say you can only help people by displeasing them. Rather, pleasure and displeasure do not enter into the equation when it comes to helping others.
Consider both a mother and a doctor. Both have their charge’s best interest at heart. The mother wants what’s best for her child and the doctor wants what’s best for her patient. That focus of what is best takes primary importance over what pleases the child or patient.
You aren’t giving in and being weak, you are just trying to help in the way you think is best. However, it isn’t working. Does a mother need to stand up to her child? Of course not, she is the child’s alpha and omega. It is by her grace that the child lives, and the same goes for the doctor.
You do not need to stand up and assert yourself. You need only to refrain from indulging the urge to cater to the pleasures of others. Don’t look for recognition, acceptance, validation, or approval from any of the people for whom you feel that urge. The more thoroughly you detach yourself from that identity-seeking delusion, the less you will feel moved to please them.
“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.” ~ Buddha
Stop being hooked to people for either help or harm. When it comes to changing your inner life, you are the master. What power others seem to have is only what you have knowingly or unknowingly given them due to your estimation of them.
You will know where to go from there.
Namaste :) much love
Yes! Perfect. Good.
The judgmental mind, which is synonymous with ego, is trying to fool you into quitting. At the same time, this is the very fire that will purify your practice.
You see, when someone takes up meditation for the first time, it’s exciting. There is the sense of something new, something mysterious and mystic and special. But once you have been practicing for a while, that honeymoon period is over.
That’s a time the ego likes to step in. “Well?” The ego says, “If you aren’t getting good happy feelings out of this, then what’s the point?”
You don’t practice presence because you feel like being present. You practice presence because YOU ARE THE PRESENT! There is no other option. Anything else is shades of insanity. So by practicing presence, you are practicing sanity.
Similarly, there is no POINT in meditating! There is nothing meditation can give you that you don’t already have. Rather, it is what you lose by meditating that is of value. By practicing meditation, you loosen the perceptual illusions by which you bind yourself.
My personal recommendation is instead of fighting this newfound apathy, embrace it. Turn it into indifference, detachment, and renunciation. Do your practice because that is what you are doing. Not because of this, not because of that. Meditate because you meditate, be present because you are the present.
That is all. There will be times of immense inspiration and times of complete lethargy. Don’t over-indulge either. Just keep on keeping on.
This is a turning point in your practice when you transition from a beginner to a regular. Stay with it and you wont regret it. Take my word for it.
Namaste my friend :) Much love
I’ve reached this point, thanks for the help!