In our daily struggles, are we focused on trying to address the cause of our challenges, or are we distracted by and focused on fixing the effect?
Do you have the capacity to experience and be a part of silence?
It may sound like a simple question with an obvious answer but try it sometime. Find an environment of absolute silence or as close to silence as possible and try to be a part of the silence.
Would you be surprised to find out that 80-90% of everything you do is not actually being controlled by your thoughts/conscious mind?...
There was a man who lived in a cave. One day he goes out of the cave to gather firewood. When he comes back, the cave is filled with demons. So he starts to bat them around and chase them out of the cave. And what happens? Nothing.
Your conflicts, all the difficult things that are problematic situations in your life, are not chance or haphazard. They're actually yours. They are specifically yours. Designed specifically for you, by a part of you that loves you more than anything else.
What does it take to go from boredom and apathy to arousal and joy?
1. Do what you want: The key to becoming alive (fulfilled) is to follow your impulses and desires, and resist inhibiting them, even if others disagree.
Happiness: Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure.
Joy: Joy is a stronger, less common feeling than happiness.
Before we can learn about how to change, we must first understand what we are changing.
Our mind can be broken down into two parts. The conscious mind and the unconscious mind. The conscious mind serves two purposes, attention & control.