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batchak asked: I'm not sure how this fits in but, I've always heard discussions about the "Purpose of Life," with most saying we are to live to be happy. Now I understand happiness is something that is sought out and pursued by many a people, but what do you think about this opinion? Personally I believe we live for purpose; happy or unhappy doesn't directly matter.
We live because we are alive.
That aliveness is not due to the body but rather the body is due to aliveness.
Therein alone does happiness ever-shine.
Purpose only comes into play with thoughts and misidentifications. Then we can say our purpose is to know ourselves as that joyful aliveness, which is Consciousness itself.
Beyond that, I regard this world as a sandbox. Play and be kind, help and enjoy, but don’t take it too seriously. Sooner or later, you’ll have to leave it all behind.
coco-colo-deactivated20140304 asked: I have been giving my long-lived internal conflicts about what I want, this degree or that, some friends, a mate, whatever. I find myself in the same quandary of "You needn't want those things" and "It's perfectly normal to have/want those things". I'm giving more consideration to resigning to it, of not seeking these things out and potentially living a life of isolation and destitution. But I also wonder, is that the wrong approach to the right perspective?
Don’t bother telling yourself that you should feel differently than you do. It draws focus away from a sincere investigation of what you are feeling now.
Friends are beautiful, having a partner is wonderful. But those things are truly at their best when you are bringing all of yourself, your peace and your happiness, to the relationship.
It is not that we shouldn’t be open to new connections and life’s opportunities. But that we needn’t wait for things to align according to our preferences before allowing ourselves peace and happiness and love.
You definitely hit the nail on the head: right perspective, wrong approach.
Because outer things cannot give you happiness, and cannot truly take your peace, then wanting or not wanting, obtaining or rejecting, neither really matters. What matters is going within.
Renunciation and detachment are inner things. They make room for the obviousness of your Existential Fullness. You need not renounce the things of this world, only your false belief that they can give you something you don’t already have. You need not be detached toward people, just in recognition of the inevitability of change.
Being alive is never isolated. We talk about life without really remaining in touch with being alive. Don’t resign yourself to life of this or that, don’t long for a life of this or that. What you are longing for is aliveness, which has never left you.
Unhinge from reliance on circumstances and thoughts, experience from the abundance of your living heart, and you will never know a moment of isolation and destitution ever again.
- I think teh best course of action would be to live with MAEVE and her friends next year. She’s the most down-to-earth person you know, and you could rock climb, make new friends… Have your own network, so you don’t depend on Suraiya so much
- Second choice would be to live with Lou. It’s still a little disorienting, but he’s another pillar you could lean on
- I’m going to start to sleep at 10/11 and wake up at 6. Meditate and do yoga upon waking up, then have a green smoothie and bowl of oatmeal. Pack an apple for a midmorning snack, a miso soup&sandwich, then a hearty salad to tide you over till dinner of rice
- I’m going to start seeing people who make me happy (MAEVE), and hanging out with them. DOing homework three hours a day. Putting personal health (meditation, healthy food, dance exercise) first, then schoolwork, and then friends. Because personal health affects everything - you could focus more on schoolwork, and be more level-headed with friends
Writing’s always been good therapy. I forgot about it for a while…. I’m sorry, followers, if I’ll be clogging up your news feed (when it wouldn’t be clogging, probably once a day) with my thoughts, emotions and problems buttt… sometimes you have no one to express yourself to. People are getting tired of hearing the same old, and no one wants to listen. ANd I feel like I expres myself SO much more clearly through writing. WHen I speak I get irritated - I can say something, and when someone else - with a more lively, engaging voice - says the same thing, people start to listen
You got: Angela
You’ve always chased your dreams and let nothing get in the way. Having a job that lets you travel is the most ideal situation for you, but don’t forget about the people you leave behind.