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Two sides of ‘distraction’

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

 

On Becoming Enlightened and other New Years resolutions

Many people who say they want to change don’t actually want to fully transform themselves from caterpillar into butterfly. They want to get the benefits of being a butterfly while still holding on to their caterpillar body. They want to be flying caterpillars.

Based on this Adyashanti talk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Cs6Tmw5us&list=PL8398AFFC1CED84FE

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

In my experience, sex can often serve as an adequate substitute for chocolate.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A cynic is someone who loves to condemn reality for not living up to his expectations

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Aphorism, Self-deception

 

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A cynic is someone who enjoys criticising those who fall short of (his) false hopes.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Aphorism, Definition

 

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A cynic is someone who becomes critical of people for not living up to his false hopes.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Aphorism, Definition, Self-deception

 

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I loved my girlfriend unconditionally until she cheated on me.

 
 
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