Ancient Wisdom

Last weeks tip emphasized the importance of detaching from stories of the mind.  This final post for 2016 supports this with 1300 year old wisdom from Chinese philosopher Huineng who long ago wrote: “When we are free from attachment to all outer objects, the mind will be in peace. Our essence of mind is intrinsically pure, and the reason why we are perturbed is because we allow ourselves to be carried away by the circumstances we are in. He who is able to keep his mind unperturbed, irrespective of circumstances, has attained enlightenment.”

What is enlightenment? To offer a simple metaphor, enlightenment is like the sun.  It is seeing yourself as pure light and positive radiant energy, detached from earth’s shadows.  As we approach 2017, I wish you and your family much light for the new year ahead!

508695346

Advertisements

Share your thoughts so we can learn together:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s