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Two sides of ‘distraction’

02 Jan

Distraction(s) may be bad if you truly wish to transcend conflict, but good if you merely wish to avoid it.

To expand on that: its good to ‘face up to reality’ if you suspect that beliefs have nothing to do with reality, but it may be better to distract* yourself from reality if you strongly think/believe your beliefs are real. Because those who take their beliefs to be fundamentally real, create conflicts with reality and with themselves. Those who see the unreal nature of their beliefs have an opportunity to experience peace.

* e.g. TV or other mental entertainment, excessive eating, smoking, mild/moderate drinking or marijuana consumption etc.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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