by Arthur Telling
from OMTimes Website
The outer world materializes from within us. At break of day, before we rise from bed, we mentally consider the things we will be doing for the day, and sometimes ahead, to the next week or year, or even our lifetime.
We consciously guide and
steer our ideas.
If the group mindset does not suit our needs, we will seek out other mindsets that do, this happening under the surface, perhaps with little conscious knowledge.
The nature of our present
experience came to be in this way, and our current thoughts and
actions will drive our future.
A restless or untamed mind will bring like results that will manifest themselves in a future present. Every experience we have is a result of some past action, here and in previous incarnations.
Buddhists call this
When others wrong us, or
treat us in a way we deem wrong, we should not blame them even when
we are certain they are wrong.
There is just one person
in the world who we have definite influence over, and it is us.
We are not a victim of events we cannot control. If, for example, a driver cuts us off and takes a parking space we were about to take; we don't complain, because we recognize it as a karmic reaction. Our frustrations affect others around us.
When we are in a hurry or
feel aggressive, others about us may take on the same feelings and
react in a way that more angers us.
We should be aware that
such a person has many lessons to learn.
And if taking that valuable parking spot is so critical and urgent to him, then we'll have done a deed that is the better for him and for us. Loss of the parking spot is of insignificant consequence.
We would do better by
using the event for practicing mindfulness.
Given time, with patience and endurance, our own personal good examples will affect others cumulatively. By taking responsibility, our world will improve.
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