Thursday, July 23, 2020

Don't give a shit about anything or anyone

Yesterday evening, I had a great party at my place. I made beans soup in traditional, army, way. I started cooking at 3 pm and finished at 6:45 pm. It takes a lot of time to make this dish. My friends came around 8 pm and we ate almost everything. I put in the freezer what is left, not much.

As I said in previous post, I am starting cooking. Now I want to learn to make a bread. I'm watching a different YouTube videos and I will select what I like and try...

I just woke up, slept almost 8 hours and I will do my 12th yoga practice in this month.

Seven days is left until August's 2020 yoga retreat starts. Starting August 1st, I will do 2 yoga practices a day, I will not go out or visit Facebook, no drinking at all, no dating. I already told my friends not to call me to go with them. I want to be alone and clear myself from all the negativity of daily news.

How is your life? 

I am wondering how many of you think about life. You live in the moment but sometimes you have to stop and look what have you lived, in its totality, to make sense of general direction.

What is your life anyway?

Listen to parents. Go to school. Get a job. Toil through eight or nine hour days. Get married. Make kids. Get divorced. Go home to an empty house and eat leftovers while watching re-runs. Go to work. Go home. That's it.... and then you die.

Well not much I would say.

Do you know who is Jiddu Krishnamurti?

Just briefly, he was a great spiritual teacher, a saint. His life story is quite fascinating. As a kid, he was roaming barefoot on the streets of Calcutta when he was discovered by Annie Besant, the one of the leader of Theosophical Society. She moved him to London where he was groomed to be the new World Teacher. Ten years later, he rejected this title and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. He lived his entire life smiling and giving lectures...

During the one of such lectures, Krishnamurti asked the audience if they wanted to know his secret. The lecture hall went silent, and everyone leaned forward... "You see," he said, "I don’t give a shit." (I’m giving a little spin here, this was not his vocabulary. He said “You see, I don’t mind what happens.”)

That's it, my dear friends, the real secret of happy life. Don't give a shit about anything or anyone.

This society drill into your head, day and night - people who made it! Made what? Maybe they become rich. So what? They are still or even more frightened and confused, they are puppets like the rest of this modern 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?

Answer for yourself, I don't give a shit, I just want to tell you that you are being cheated all your life, living in the world of false beliefs, false preconceptions, having the personality based on imagination.

You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. You know, school, then college, then work, fuck that. And fuck the air force academy. If I wanna fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest. - Dwayne from Little Miss Sunshine movie

You give a shit and that's why you are unhappy, stressed and depressed. You create, project, maintain your own image of reality.

Have you seen them? 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!

Take this simple truth about life given to you by a great saint Krishnamurti. Don't complicate the simple words. You are pushed to believe that you have 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 of yourself and that somehow you must change them. So you are always one step behind, watching the events as they recede. Turn around, face the events as they come to you.

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