Simplicity

Life is simple, it only seems complex
When we see it solely through the contorted machinery
Of our own thoughts.

Pleasure and Pain

If we seek pleasure and avoid pain,
We should not be suprised when we become desensitized to the things that give us pleasure,
And become prey to the painful memories of events we have fled.

Happiness Vs. Contentment

Happiness is not being stuck in a traffic jam,
Contentment is not minding that you are.

The problem is not that you are angry to be stuck in traffic,
But that you think there is something wrong with that.

Seeing

One cannot see clearly,
When we have a preference,
Of what we want to see.

Unconscious

Unconsciousness is…
To lose oneself in thought.

Pain

Don’t abstract pain and let it repeat as memories,
Live it, accept it, and burn it away in the moment.

Learning

Past learning is dead,
Fading ink on yellowed paper,
What are you learning now?

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