In Eastern philosophy these misunderstandings of how the world works are seen as veils of confusion. Children are taught that they are not their minds, their thoughts, words, actions, and belongings but that they are connected to something deeper. As North American adults however, these principals are in many ways theories, to be meditated on and studied, but seem so challenging to embody. We take time out to relax from our lives, but our thoughts come with us and our hearts are filled with self-doubt. We react to the ups and downs of life, and confuse who we are with our status, intelligence, possessions, or personality.
Einstein said that “we can’t solve problems with the same kind of thinking that created them”; so assuming this is true, How do we transcend our own limitations of thought?
While there’s no doubt that every person has within them an ability to experience joy in life, in my experience these tools and this education IS how we can take the principals we wish to live by, and ultimately to be the change, be the love, and be the SELF that we wish to share with the world. I look forward to sharing my journey.