“Thought has limitations and therefore has its place.”
If there was only one thing in the world, you’d see it for what it is.
Imagine you live in a world where there is nothing, and then, right in the center of that nothingness, one thing appears. You’ll probably just look at it and think: “Oh, that’s interesting. I like how that thing looks.” But as soon as two of those things appear, you wouldn’t be able to like them both: you’d start liking one of the things better than the other. Your thoughts would go something like this:
“These are two things“, then, “I think the right thing is better than the left one,” and then “the left thing sucks.”
Now imagine these things were your friends. Or your seat. Or your food. Or your job. Or your husband. Comparison will make you question if you’re happy with them all the time. And the bad news is: usually the best thing won’t be the one you have.
Now this happens everywhere and with everything we experience because there are infinite things in the world. It’s OK to have a preference. But it’s worth remembering that if we stop liking something, it’s not because it’s not good anymore, it’s simply because we stopped looking at it with our full attention.
The student and the teacher are yin and yang.
The student’s questions give the teacher deeper answers. The teacher’s answers give the student deeper questions.
Throughout my life I have been using the term common sense as a measurement to consider why something is right or wrong. Take McDonald’s; common sense would be to tax them more heavily for selling food that is both addictive and harmful to people. Or the 9 -to-5 life. Common sense would be to allow people to be outdoors throughout the day. Instead, most of us stare at a screen 8 hours straight, which disassociates us from life itself, eventually making us feel disconnected and depressed.
But most people have a problem understanding common sense, and to my simply enquiry most bluntly reply, “well, what’s common sense for you might not be for someone else. McDonald’s doesn’t make you buy their shitty burgers – you only get them if you want to; and companies pay you to sit there for 8 hours. You should be happy.”
Well but I’m not. And we, as people, shouldn’t feel guilty for feeling shitty. That’s just what it is, and it just means something’s not right. That’s called common sense.
This makes me conclude that common sense is a truth that benefits everyone. People’s real interest is to be healthy and happy, while companies’ real interest is in making profit. I’m sure we can please both sides of the equation by yin yanging the shit out of this unbalanced world. A truth where all grounds can thrive equally and indistinguishably. A truth that pushes greed and fear aside so we can realise that what we all have in common is the exactly the same. That’s common sense.
By creating drama, you’re finding a temporary purpose for your life. Suddenly, you have someone to listen to, changes to make, or simply put, problems to solve. But the drama will not last, and soon you’ll find yourself without a purpose again. So you create more drama. In your head, or out of it. I’m the kind of person that creates in both.
After drama happens, you feel strangely better – everything is in place, and now everything makes sense. But not for long.
Finding purpose in life is a duty we should all engage in. Because otherwise, we’re only going to create problems that are really not the battles we want to fight for. Things will not get out of control if you let go of control. Surprisingly enough, your life will start flowing more easily and people will start respecting you for who you are and helping you find your real purpose. There is no need to hold on for dear life.
Let go of drama. Problems do not define you. What defines you is hidden beneath them.
Our bodies are so cool. Sometimes they can seem primitive, like when we feel change and pain. They are the most basic stage of life – our door to freedom. Being primal is their job – to connect us to the simplicity of everyday life. Bodies are beautiful illusions that cover up the infinity of our bright, cosmic light. And that illusion can be tailored the way we want it. Your body is not you, but a projection of yourself, capable of interacting, indulging and stunning others with every breath that you take.
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A vida não é difícil. Nós é que complicamos. Passar pela vida devia ser simples… afinal, só estamos a passar por ela. Tal como se passássemos por uma casa amarela.
A casa está ali. E nós estamos de carro. Podemos ficar nevosos por não a ver. Ou por não saber onde termina. Podemos ter medo de quem vive lá dentro. Podemos até resistir passar por ela, ao lembrar os momentos que amámos e sofremos dentro dela. Mas no final de contas, parece estranho preocuparmo-nos tanto. Afinal, é só uma casa amarela. E nós só estamos a passar por ela.