Masochistic Perceptions, Trials and Truths

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Monday, April 28, 2008


Seeking a Harmony for All


Perspective and perception are everything. We all bring our own unique filters to any sensory experience that we have. Part of living harmoniously with others is through accepting that each individual possesses their own unique point of view. Accepting that each individual is a compilation of previous experiences will assist us in living harmoniously with one another. This harmony is often jeopardised when things like ego and desire for things that we falsely believe will give us happiness comes into play.

Regardless of the individual, all our needs are the same in a basic sense, even though we may not believe this to be true. For many, happiness is measured through successes. Though success is a wonderful thing, like an emotion, it is not something that can be sustained indefinitely as we interpret it. We distort our notions of success, whether through medals in the Olympic Games, or in regards to wealth and possessions.

True success is living harmoniously, compassionately and peacefully with others. Whether a wave or a ripple, all life is water in a metaphorical sea. We are all connected and our ultimate happiness lies in our ability to live harmoniously and mindfully of one another. Therefore, to create suffering against one is to create suffering against all. Equally, to create joy for one is to create joy for all. This is what really matters most in life.

1 Comments:

  • At 9:37 AM , Blogger auntiegrav said...

    What are 'needs', and what is a proper footprint was today's subject for me.

    Just dropped in to see what's been going on. Sounds like things are interesting for you.

    Dan

     

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