Burden free

When we place expectation on ourselves and others, we place a burden and the greater the expectation, the greater the burden and the greater the disappointment for us when we or others do not meet the expected level.

Equally, when we do something with a motive attached, say we open the door solely to look good and then expect a ‘thank you’ only to be disappointed by not getting it. We do things with strings attached.

If we act from our soul, from our feelings, and we simply be, then we suffer no burden within or disappointment. We equally spare the burden for others too. If we set no expectation of ourselves and others, we are free.

Just doing what we feel without anything attached is the best way to enjoy a guilt, an expectation and a burden-free life.

Just be

When we behave externally and internally as if we are enlightened, and start to become that persona, we are, in fact, not enlightened, we just have a different story, but we are still ruled by the ego. We are still not our true self, we are now this ‘enlightened’ story.

If we have to act out a role, behave according to a conditioned and societal role, then we are associated with the mind and thus a contradiction to an enlightened soul.

Being truly our soul and essence within and in the exterior world is a challenge, however, we will not achieve it by telling ourselves and the world that we are so zen.

Peace within comes when we can simply just be and do not need to act, show, tell or announce it to ourselves and the world.