楼主#更多 发布于：2015-08-26 17:03
Understand that the glass is already broken.
I read a story once about a man who went to India in search for his truth, whatever that is. He wanted answers. He stumbled upon a teacher and over the course of his time there, he grew amazed at how content this man was. The teacher cared about and respected everything and everybody.
he asked, “How are you so content every moment?”
The teacher looked down and pointed to his glass of water.
“This cup is already broken,” he said. “If I knock it over and it breaks, I simply say, ‘of course.’”
“One day this cup holding my water will not be a cup anymore. It is already broken and, because it is broken, I cherish each moment I have with the cup.”
Everything ends. Everything.
A quick blast of meditation does wonders.
I’ve tried everything. Hour long meditations, chanting meditations, location-specific meditations, waking up at an ungodly hour meditations, all of it. Nothing stuck for me.
I felt like a failure. I always worried I wasn’t doing it right. I would get upset if I spent most of the meditation thinking about stuff and not being “mindless.”
Then, five months ago, I found a ten minute meditation that has worked like magic.
I have a nice piece of classical music I enjoy playing through my headphones as I sit crossed legged with my back against a wall. I listen and simply focus on my in-breath.
I don’t know why this is the one that has worked the best for me, but it has.
Maybe it can work for you too.
is life’s greatest snake oil salesman.
Is that true? I don’t know. I’m honestly just impressed I came up with that heading.
Perspective guides us a in couple of ways. It preaches that things can always be worse. That’s the popular way to approach perspective.
But things can always be better too. At least, we think they can be.
More money, different job, nicer weather, newer phone, better friends—all of it sounds better in your current state of mind, but would it all really be better?
I know very rich people who are not happy. They can have everything they want, but they’ve become so obsessive over their image, they can’t fully enjoy anything.
It can always be worse and it can always be better, depending on how we choose to absorb what perspective is to us.
Try to enjoy what you have. Enjoying your reality is far more powerful than enjoying a dream you wish to hopefully come true.