“When we are angry we are blind to reality. Anger may bring us a temporary burst of energy, but that energy is blind and it blocks the part of our brain that distinguishes right from wrong. To deal with our problems, we need to be practical and realistic. If we are to be realistic, we need to use our human intelligence properly, which means we need a calm mind.” – Dalai Lama
“There no meaningful life. Life is meaningless which is wonderful news because it’s up to me to create the meaning in my life and I can’t think of anything more exciting.” – Werner Erhard
I heard this from Eckhart Tolle. This is the story of two monks on a pilgrimage, and they come across, in a village, they come across a young 17-year-old girl with a long kimono trying to cross a very muddy road, but she’s not daring to step into the mud. So one monk picks her up, carries her across the road through the mud, puts her down. And so the monks walk on in silence for another four or five hours, just practicing noble silence. And then, after four or five hours, they’re getting close to their destination, one monk says to the monk who had picked up the girl, “Oh, you know, you shouldn’t have done that because we monks are not supposed to even to touch women. So you really, you shouldn’t have picked up that girl. You’re not supposed to do that.” And so the other monk says, “Oh, are you still carrying that girl? I put her down hours ago.” So the other monk was still carrying the girl, the event in his head.
We as human being always carry the past and worry about the future. What if we realize the present moment is all there is, the past & future is just thought in our mind?
“It is really based on idea of that is you or me. Another word in order for you to win somebody has to lose; in order for them to win you have to lost a little. Rule of living successfully on the planet based on a you or me world, most of us are familiar with those rules. We learn them as we grow up, we learn from school, we learn them from our family and we learn them from our relationship. Sometime around now the rule of living successfully has shifted from those based on you or me to those based on you and me. The problem is most of us haven’t examine or thought out how to live successfully in the you and me world and most of us haven’t noticed it’s a you and me world.” – from an interview with Werner Erhard
If you think about this. It is really a you and me world. We are all connected to each another in the universe. Think about the food chain. Without the sun plant is not going to grow, animal will die and human won’t be able to survive. If you understand it is a you and me world, the world can work for everyone and there is enough to go around. You might ask how I can change the world. The answer is you don’t, you contribute to the world …
“Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive… then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”