For you over achievers &/or power hungry individuals, or for those of you who are more cerebral than physical, stop & keep in perspective a couple of historical facts.
One is that nothing is really important. Also, in time, everything you do will be forgotten by the masses. A person a century ago, or a millennia ago, may have thought, acted & felt as you do now, but history has forgotten most. And, for the few that history remembers, no one truly knows for sure any individual of the past.
There are higher forms of education & schools that teach that to be balanced, at peace with your surroundings & sleep at night, (meaning falling asleep quickly & without any sleep aids), requires 4 basic disciplines.
Despite your religious up bringing, your cultural back ground, or even your beliefs, you need to always be mindful that:
1. You must give up your HATES/JUDGEMENTS.
2. You are not your MIND.
3. You are not your BRAIN.
4. You can not THINK your way to GOD.
NOW THINK ABOUT THAT.
It is not suggested that you are a lesser person if you do not embrace these principals.
On the other hand, if you have a pain & go to a doctor to rid your self of it, then you would naturally take the doctor’s prescription for the pain.
The 4 basic disciplines are a prescription for those who truly desire PEACE above all other things, but suffer lack of mental peace. Even with a peaceful mind, you will still continue to experience the pains of the world, but they will no longer affect you.
Practicing the 4 basic disciplines will help you to be rooted in the idea that YOU ARE ENOUGH.
May you go in Peace…Or not.