Friday, September 26, 2014

Life is Suffering. For everybody.

You are not better, worse, or equal to anything else. All comparison is illusion.

Fear stems from the unknown. While it is impossible to know everyone as well as we know our friends, with practice, we can eventually see that all those each stranger is dealing his or her own set of unique bullshit problems that seem (to them) like the most important issues in the world. Life is Suffering. For everybody.

Friday, September 5, 2014

program your own mind

Every facet, every department of your mind, is to be programmed by you. And unless you assume your rightful responsibility, and begin to program your own mind, the world will program it for you.
—Jack Kornfield, "The roots of Buddhist psychology"