The more you think about your own self, the more self-centered you are, the more trouble even small problems can create in your mind. The stronger your sense of ‘I’, the narrower your thinking becomes. Then even small troubles become unbearable, like seeing a small spider and reacting like it is the Loch Ness monster! On the other hand, if you concern yourself mainly with others, the broader your thinking becomes, and life’s inevitable difficulties disturb you less. So please cultivate humility.
Quieting the mind and allowing it to deeply relax and settle into the present moment is strong medicine. Since we are used to doing the opposite, of following imaginary “what if” stories in the future […]
Be happy. Just be happy. Let go and be happy. Let the inner struggles take a rest. Let go and be happy. All that inner stuff feels so real, it feels so solid and stuck. […]