Not taking ourselves too seriously makes life easier. Both quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy come to the conclusion that appearances are false. Things appear objective and independent. This is mistaken. Our ego appears independent. That is mistaken. When we reduce our grasping to our ego, we are more relaxed, and reduce our attachment, and anger. We lessen our attachment to praise, reputation, gain, and pleasure. We lessen our aversion to blame, anonymity, loss, and pain. Life becomes easier. We become more loving.
Humility is life’s central pillar. Without it our ego puffs up. Our head swells like a hot air balloon. We fly away into another reality and lose our friends. Life becomes very lonely. As ego […]
Now you see it, now you don’t. A slight of hand card trick. Reality is like that. Now you see it. Now you don’t, because it was never there! When we investigate our appearances, they […]