Friday, March 15, 2019

People who made it! Made what?

"Hi, How are you?", "Oh, I am excellent, I'm great, how about you?"... I hear this conversation all day long and I see emptiness and meaninglessness in people's communication. All is good, positive attitude everywhere! But if I look at the person with attention, I notice worries and anxiety. It is difficult for me to comprehend why people laugh when they greeting each other. Why pretend?

I suppose this is because the world is as you look at it. If you approach the world with a positive attitude you should see it as a happy and pleasant place. But if you pretend, if you artificially put the mask of positive attitude then what will you see? You only see confusion. Your world is confused and contradictory place.

How to live the life with contentment?

How to be satisfied, to live with the peace of mind? The first thing is obvious, stop pretending. Second, have no expectations. If your expectations are fulfilled you are satisfied if not you are unhappy. So, drop false ideas and see through pretenses!

Our society and culture drill into our heads day and night - people who made it! Made what? Because their name appears on Yahoo news? Maybe they become rich. So what? They are still or even more frightened and confused, they are puppets like the rest of this shitty society. What does it mean, “They made it”? Having a lot of money, a big house and an expensive car have nothing to do with being a success. Do you call that making it?

What "success" really means?

Success in yoga? Having an excellent kapotasana or being a celebrity yoga teacher has absolutely nothing to do with being a success. Nothing! It is totally irrelevant.

You are living in the world of false beliefs, false preconceptions, having the personality based on imagination. You create, project, maintain your own image of reality. You strive and push to improve yourself. Constantly. You have an underlying "truth" and you live according to such "truth". Everything seems so genuine and important but the fact is that you are totally oblivious, totally unaware that there is no such thing as "success" in life.

Have you seen them? Blog posts, articles, books and internet pages about how to get rich, how to change your habits, how to change yourself from a looser (as you are now) and become a winner (something in near or no so near future). Those articles and books are designed to give you a bad feeling about yourself. Nothing else!

I don’t read such articles. Why bother? I don’t care whether they are only talking the talk or they've backed it up with some tangible results. My truth is very simple. If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts with your health, and there are only three things in this life that you need to keep in mind:

Eat healthy,
Be physically active as much as you can.
Have an adequate dreamless sleep.

The rest of life entirely depends on your ATTITUDE.

You take simple truth and complicate it beyond comprehension. You are pushed to succeed in whatever you do, you follow ridiculous ideals which you will never attain. You follow lies in the name of truth, and display enormous ignorance in the name of knowledge.

You are convinced that things come from the outside and that somehow you must change them. So you are always one step behind, watching the events as they recede...

When you are infected with the 'I-am-the-body' virus; a whole universe springs into being. But when you have had enough of it, you cherish some fanciful ideas about liberation and pursue lines of action totally futile. You concentrate, you meditate, you torture your mind and body, you do all sorts of unnecessary things, but you miss the essential which is the elimination of the person. - Nisargadatta Maharaj

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