Sunday, March 25, 2018
Consciousness of Living
Consciousness of living a simple lifestyle is the key to happiness and longevity. In this day and age, living in this complex world of technology has taken a toll on the human mind, creating undue stress, as well as many emotional, mental, personal, and psychological attachments in the material world. For these reasons, profound human wisdom in living is essential to overcoming stress and letting go of a compulsive mindset.
Simplicity is the first step towards detachment, which holds the key to unlocking the door to happiness. Live a simple lifestyle, deleting all the trimmings of life and living, as well as all the attachments that may have a negative impact on your mind.
Epicurus, the Greek philosopher, had this advice on how to lead a pleasant life: avoiding luxuries, and living simply. The explanation is that luxurious living may make you into a “needy” person whose happiness always depends on things that are impermanent and easily lost.
Can you live a simple lifestyle to help you let go of all the trimmings of life?
When you were in your younger days, you might have had many attachments to life that define who you were, such as the car you were driving, the designer dress you were wearing, or anything that defined your social status. Can you, at this point in your life, let go of all these attachments and just lead a simple life?
With less focus on your attachments to the material world, your heart will be more on your spirituality, which is critical to your living as if everything is amiracle.
Human existence is meaningless without life purpose and human happiness. Consciousness of living holds the key to the success of this pursuit. Consciousness of living is wisdom of the mind to understand the self, others, as well as how and why certain things happen. Wisdom in living enables one to complete the rest of one's life journey and reaching the destination.
Stephen LauCopyright © 2018 by Stephen Lau
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Dealing with Daily Anger
Do you easily get angry over trivial things? Do you find it difficult to control your anger, even in public?
Anger or rage is an ineffective and inefficient way to resolve any daily issue or make any problem go away. It is a negative emotion that may lead to depression, if it is not properly gaddressed. According to scientific studies, strong negative emotions, such as anger, can create destructive mental energy that is health damaging.
So, how do you take care of your negative emotions?
Conventional wisdom is to use distraction to defuse and dissipate the sudden anger or rage.
Thomas Jefferson famously said, “When angry, count 10, before you speak; if very angry, 100.”
According to Lao Tzu, the ancient sage from
whose profound wisdom is known as TAO, we should do the following when we are
Take a deep breath, review the situation, and ask yourself one simple question: why are you here in this situation?
Don’t hold your anger in; instead, let it go, by breathing it out. Don’t let it go as pain; instead, let it go as your acceptance. Don’t let your acceptance be viewed as a sign of your own weakness; instead, let it be a statement of your own communication to yourself that getting angry will not resolve the situation.
Remember, anger is always present to serve a purpose to release some deeper issues, problems, and internal conflicts that you may be carrying in your own bag and baggage all these years. It is always better to release anger than to turn it around to destroy yourself. Suppressing anger, on the other hand, is also self-destructive, as the negative energy redirects itself back into your own body. Anger in itself is always a path of destruction no matter what. Resolve anger by developing habits that may release internal conflicts in a constructive manner before it can be released as rage.
Remember, the world always reflects your actions. If you lash out in rage, then the world lashes back at you with that same rage causing pain or grief that still has to get resolved. There is no true “release” of anger, except by resolution.
TAO teaches that peace is the true warrior’s path. The sword while an option is never used with anger, or you may have lost from the start. According to Lao Tzu, “The best fighter is never becoming angry.”
Learn the wisdom of letting go -- letting go of your anger, your attachment to anything that defines your ego. When it comes to choosing between two things: being right, or being nice; always choose the latter.
Copyright© 2018 by Stephen Lau
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Learn how to live your life as if everything is a miracle.
The journey of life is long and unpredictable. We all need wisdom to guide us along the way so that we will not get lost; even if we do, we may still find out way back to where it will eventually lead us to our final destination.
This website may provide you with wisdom as your compass and roadmap on your life journey.
Wisdom in living comprises seeking God's wisdom through understanding human wisdom in order to live a meaningful and purposeful life, even in the golden years. The ancient wisdom of Tao holds the key to applying these principles of life and living in this modern world.
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