I’m an Asshole

So these days I have noticed something, I am an asshole, maybe not outwardly yet but it’s brewing and will come up if I don’t smother it with loving kindness for myself and those around me.  I sure hope it has not effected those around me too bad and that I have caught it before it does so.  This spiritual thing many of us do is not a one time deal, it’s an ongoing practice like mindfulness meditation. You take your time and you progress and you get better but when you loose your focus you have to return to it time and time again.  The dangerous part is not that I can see this asshole way of action and behavior rearing it’s ugly head, that’s a good thing, the worry is and always will be what if I get to a point where I don’t see it and I am taking stuff out on those around me.  That’s why it’s so important to be mindful of thoughts and actions to prevent suffering.  So it’s another round of meditation for me before bed, maybe some chanting and I will definitely break open my copy of Creating True Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh which I strongly recommend.  Hope you are all doing well on your journey tonight and practicing loving kindness towards all.

Peace Love Das

Different Vehicles Same Destination

We are all going to the same place, all trying to get to the ultimate happiness and this life or the afterlife. So why do we judge so harshly the way others are trying to get there?  We or at least I don’t know whats the best way for someone to get where they are trying to go I am just happy they are on the journey.  There are paths I have been down in my life that wouldn’t work on my journey right now but they did at the time. There are some paths that others are using that I once used or will one day use so why should I judge their vehicle or where they are on their journey.  On my best days I just try to move along on mine and when I see someone with a flat tire I try to help them change it but ifvthey don’t want my help I just keep trucking. I know there will be seemingly wrong turns on my journey but as long as I am moving foward I know even the wrong turns are part of the journey.

Peace Love Das