The beginning of the end

When we let go of everything, like the need to be right, like attachments to everything and everyone, when we let go of our mind and the ego, then all the pressure in life goes with it.

This is true freedom. This is peace.

To get to this point is a journey, a practice, a change in habits, a choice, a willingness to allow things not to bother us. A decision to be present in this moment and not live in the past or project into the future. Consciousness leads to freedom.

However, once we start down the path, it is the beginning of the end of the daily suffering we put ourselves through, as once we see the light it brings to us we do not ever want to go back to the darkness of our minds.

Got to be worth a try.

Confused

In countries where food is not plentiful, life is more simple, they have less of most things and people often sit in a group of friends or family and perhaps pray or say something to express their gratitude for what they have and what they are about to eat.

In other parts of the world, where food is plentiful and very often wasted, where people often sit alone to eat, the only thing that happens is people take a photo of their food and post it on Instagram for others to like. Then return to their smartphones and eat, not just consuming food but consuming yet more data.

We’re confused in our thinking that having everything equates to happiness. The people who have the least tend to have the most gratitude and joy in life and those that have it all are often unfulfilled.