What is regret? What is acceptance? They are our gauge for how we’re experiencing each moment. Our quality of experience is contingent on which of these we exercise at any moment. Continue reading “EP18: Regret & Acceptance”
The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgment. Jiddu Krishnamurti
There’s an old story of two Buddhist monks walking along the far stretches of the Taklamakan Desert. They come across a small stream in Kashgar, and spot a woman struggling to make it across with all her belongings. One of the monks decides to pick up the woman with her things and carry her on his back as the two men cross the stream on foot. Monk #1 sets her down at the other end, says nothing, and continues on with monk #2 still by his side. The two monks walk in silence for miles more before monk #2 speaks up and says, “You know we are not permitted to touch the opposite sex; what you did is offensive.” And he looked on expectantly, awaiting an explanation.
“Oh, you’re still carrying that?” replies monk #1. “I dropped her off 3 miles ago.” Continue reading “Free From Judgment: At Peace With The Past”
How would it feel to make peace with the past, forgive who you were way back when and allow your growth to unfold as it may? That would require you to stop judging the past! Would that feel nice, not to be judged anymore? Well, as much as you make others the defendant on your “court of justice,” you do the same to yourself when you condemn yourself for the past. Your suffering is in direct proportion to the extent to which you judge others and yourself. Continue reading “EP17: Judgment”