These people aren’t throwing hate around. They are trying to give away their own pain.
If you get mad at them, then you are receiving their pain. If you engage their anger and try to wrestle with it, then you are receiving their pain.
Hate comes from confusion and ignorance. There is, let me repeat this, there is NO way to hate and still be grounded in truth.
This doesn’t mean that people who are devoid of hate are therefore grounded in truth. But it means that if someone is grounded in truth, there is no hate.
There’s nothing you can do about someone else’s feelings. We are all responsible for our own feelings and that is all.
People judge and they are insecure. They want to validate their lifestyles and the easiest way to do that is by putting down someone else’s lifestyle.
It’s a joke, really.
Tibetan buddhists may breathe in another person’s hate and exhale compassion unto that person. Remember the fact that the most hateful people are the most tortured, for they are the ones living closest to hate.
A tantric yogi may just smile and politely give the hater the middle finger and keep on walking.
What is important is not addressing and changing someone else’s hate. The important thing is observing the hate in such a manner that it does not create a confused and hateful reaction within yourself.
In my opinion, no one should address anyone who says or does anything hateful until you can witness hate while remaining at peace. Only with peace can hate be nurtured into love. Otherwise hate will just breed hate.
These are just my opinions, though. Haters gonna hate! :P
Anyone own a monastery or ashram I can run away to? k thanks :P
…and I have another big job interview. May I find extra courage on this extra day. :) Namaste, friends.
Why does tumblr look like a children’s toy now? I don’t mind change but if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it :P
Settled on watching tv and experimenting with tarot guided reiki :)
Sippin some jasmine oolong tea, pondering what to do with my evening. A second meditation? Qigong? Smoke? Read? TV? All of the above?
I feel a sadness on me but I’m not making it easy for it to find something to hold onto.
In the future it will be easier to walk a yogi’s path in society. Right now there are some growing pains involved :P
An answer? lol I have no answers.
I don’t think the idea of a soul mate makes any sense. We are all One. How can one Being be any more perfect for another? Perhaps two egos may do well or may not do well. But Beings? We are all Being.
Don’t search for a soul mate. Look for a person you enjoy spending a lot of time with for whom you feel a great deal of chemistry and attraction. Then take it from there.
When we go out looking for boyfriends, girlfriends, or soulmates, we are just looking for people to fill a dead role. But when we go out looking for deep friends and lovers, we may find something that evades description and surpasses our wildest hopes.
Don’t marry because someone pushes you to. Why would you? Your parents have only well wishes for you and they are trying to encourage you in the only way they know how. Try not to let it bother you and walk your path all the same.
Many lives are lived on a moment to moment basis revolving around survival. You see it today in third world countries or the most impoverished stratum of a society.
Free time is a luxury, a moment’s rest can be a luxury. If you go back thousands of years, perhaps around the time of the agricultural revolution, you will see that humanity had to focus on survival. Food and protection, procreation and parenting, humanity was little more than the human animal.
Therefore, ask yourself this: How much had to happen for an individual to have the privilege of sitting for a meditation? How much evolution, how much revolution, how much invention, discovery, philosophy, fate, experimentation, understating, had to happen?
When you come out of meditation, don’t just jump back into the world. Take a few moments and breathe as you open your eyes. Extend your thanks and appreciation to your ancestors, to your teachers, to the universe, for providing and leading you to the pinnacle activity of existence.
What are the odds that a human in modern society turns away from the endlessly available diversions to look inward and learn what exactly it is that they are diverting?
When you can appreciate the opportunity to meditate and understand what a blessing it is on behalf of the cosmos, it transforms the activity into a prayer of its own. It isn’t a chore, a rejection of the ego, a wriggling away from our mortal bonds. It is a rejoicing of how far we have come to be able to begin to recognize what we really are.
When you feel gratitude, it keeps things in perspective.
God is how I know I exist; god is existence itself. If someone were to ask you how you knew you were alive, what would you say? How could you prove your aliveness? But you, you know it. You feel your existence.
God is the feeling of existence without definition. It is in you and it is more than you. God is not something or someone that is somewhere else. God is here, now, in you, in burning jubilant silence.
When I pray, I go inward. When I meditate, I go inward. God is not to be found anywhere else. :)