Inspiration & insights along the path toward happiness & wisdom
Hello there! :) I've recently discovered Tumblr and your blog here - it's brilliant, you help people a lot. I feel glad for witnessing such generosity. I have also been living through body, mind and spirit for eighteen years of my life. As much as I can say, it is a real spectacle, of course. Since I'm approaching to the crossroad of my life, it would be very nice, I think, if you could share your perspectives on concentration and discipline. I truly need it. Thank you.
I have become very skilled at being able to forgive and not hold hostility in my heart. However, do you have any advice on how to avoid regressing back to a person? My kindness is my greatest strength and also my greatest weakness. I'm not sure where I should draw a line, or if a line should be drawn at all.
blackwhitecupcake said:: what about all the psychological aspects that take part in the formation of “self”.Your answer made me realize that the way we experience reality depends on our past experiences, how we were brought up and the image we have of ourselves.
Lyndon:: Our past definitely shapes our experience of reality, but the idea of past is just another mental formation. It doesn't exist outside of the storehouse of our memory anymore than the future. So we don't have to be held hostage to it or bound by it. We can choose differently any time. We don't have to keep replaying the same old footage, reliving the same tired old dramas. We can see them for what they are, let go, and move on. There is only the present moment, as we perceive it.
Hey! Love your blog (: I understand you're a Christian, have you got any tips for Christian teenagers trying to keep up their relationship with God and faith? I'm kinda struggling with this at the moment, especially as Christianity is becoming increasingly rare, noticeably in young people. Thanks!
Hi :) I'm exploring Buddhism, meditation, yoga and all those stuff that come along, trying to get some peace into my life because I'm very veeery anxious person and I had panic attacks, but I can't hold on to think positive. So nothing changes, and I'm constantly in fear. I was wondering if you could tell me with what can i start, what's the first step to inner peace. I really appreciate the opinion :) Thank you in advance!
hi there! Im currently under a project which requires a few thoughts on Buddhism. I was wondering if you can answer my questions? One of them would be: what is Buddha to you? (A god, a teacher, philosopher, etc.) and why. The other would be: how can you explain Buddhism to someone of my age (which is 14 y/o)? I would really be happy if you could answer this for me :) I find your insights really cool and hope you carry on the awesomeness of them^^
Hello Lyndon, Hope you are doing good. I understand that you were (may still be) a devout christian. Used to be a preacher if i remember well. I was born and raised muslim. I believe in God and believe that we can attain him through many means. Anyway, my question is how were you able to empty your cup. How was your process of unlearning all that you have been taught since childhood? I have realized that I must empty my cup, just don't know how yet. Plea explain your precess please. thanks
What is the best way to live? If possible, please sum up your answer in as few words as possible.
Let's say somebody had a lifelong friendship with somebody and they loved each other. Let's say one of the friends died before the other did. Based on your definition of love, which is free of attachment because we should only depend on ourselves to make ourselves happy, do you think the living friend would remorse the death of their loved one? Would you consider it love if the living friend did? Is it wrong to remorse when you lose something?
Is it right to pursue a friendship with somebody just to make them happy? There are people in my life who seem unhappy, and I want to make them happier. The thing is, I have trouble distinguishing between a sense of duty and genuinely caring about a stranger. Do you think it's right to ask for anything in return when you are kind to somebody? I love your blog by the way.