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The human heart is the school

One shouldn’t be afraid of the humans.
Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
Ivo Andric

From the book of Sadhguru:

How does it feels: to be human? The answer is simple: an empty stomach is one problem – hunger. A full stomach – a hundred problems!

Today, we are the most comfortable generation to have ever lived on this planet. Our survival process is better organised than ever before. You can go to the supermarket and buy everything you need for the entire year. You can do it without even stepping out of your home. Never before in the history of humanity has such a thing been possible. We can have/buy anything! But still we are not the most joyful, or the most loving, or the most peaceful generation. Why is this so?

Let’s start with the simple question-what do we consider to be a state of well-being?

Well-being is some kind of pleasantness within. Example: if your body feels pleasant – we call it health (if it becomes very pleasant-we call it pleasure). If your mind becomes pleasant – we call it peace (if it very pleasant-we call it joy). If your emotions become pleasant – we call this love. (if it very pleasant-we call this compassion), etc etc…

So this is all that you are seeking: pleasantness within. Feels so easy, right?

But how many times in your life have you lived the entire day blissfully – WITHOUT A SINGLE MOMENT OF ANXIETY, AGITATION, IRRITATION, OR STRESS? How many times have you lived in absolute joy for 24 hours? What? Not a single day?

The amazing thing is that for the most of people on our planet, NOT A SINGLE DAY has happened exactly the way they want it! Yes, we all experienced joy, peace, bliss, love, but it is always fleeting. We manage to get there, but it keeps collapsing. And a funny thing…it is always the simplest things that throws people off the balance.
Example: you go out and someone tells you that you are the most amazing person in the world – you are floating on cloud 9. But then you come home, and the folks at home tell you who you really are. And everything crashes lol

The only thing that stands between you and your well-being is a simple fact: you have allowed your thoughts and emotions to take instructions from the outside rather than the inside.

The human mechanism is the most sophisticated form on the planet. You are the greatest piece of technology, but the problem is – you don’t know where the keyboard is 🙂 so you are trying to handle ‘the supercomputer’ with a pickaxe and a wrench! As a result – our ‘inner ecology’ is a mess, and we are unhappy.

All human experience is 100% self-created! If someone touches your hand – you may think you are experiencing their hand, but the fact is you are only experiencing the sensation in your own hand. The whole experience is contained within. (An israeli chemist, Raphael Mechoulam, even isolated a “bliss molecule” in the human system. It means you can get fully intoxicated by yourself. You can create a chemical basis for a blissful existence. That means, happiness, peace, etc is just a certain kind of chemistry). If you are aware of it – you can activate your well-being system! And there is only one way – it is the way IN!

When most people saying “life”, they mean the accessories of life: work, family, the homes they live in, their relationships, the cars they drive, the clothes they wear, or the gods they pray to. The only thing they miss is – the life process itself, the essential life that is YOU.

If you still believe that someone “up there” is going to rescue you and solve your problems, just remember that you are living on the round planet – and one that’s spinning. So, whenever you look up, you are obviously looking in the wrong direction! In this vast ever – expanding cosmos, whats up and what’s down? You have no clue. Nowhere in the cosmos is it marked “This side up”. The only distinction you know is ‘within”.

THE ONLY WAY OUT is IN! #Adiyogi

If you go outward – it is an endless journey. If you turn inward – it is just one moment. Try it…


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Living in Sweden. Awesome. Happy. Ayurvedic food. Healthy lifestyle. Dogs. Literature. Painting. Meditation/Yoga. I love my life.
"It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters" A. Ray

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  1. This was such an interesting post…. You have asked me several times why I dont eat and you just answered it:
    “The answer is simple: an empty stomach is one problem – hunger. A full stomach – a hundred problems!”

    I focus on the one problem. But it’s not working anymore. So I have added problems and I am now dealing with them in a very adult and mature way 🙂 Yeah me? I am looking within, I am grasping moments instead of aimlessly wandering around looking for something called happiness.

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    • Yeah, but even if u only focus on one problem like a hunger – all other problems r still waiting, just outside of the door. They won’t disappear by itself or magic 😉
      Adult and mature way – sounds good :))
      Happiness is within. But u should start somewhere, so I think small moments of happiness will do only good for you 🙂
      Have a safe happy journey to “adult-you”!

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  2. Have you seen the movie ‘Harvey’????? Good stuff. ‘Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be” – she always called me Elwood – “In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.’ Almost the same thing you are saying, only with Jimmy Stewart. :o)

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  3. So agreed. Everything comes from within. (the kingdom of God is within you, Luke 17:21, not up 🙂 had to throw that in just for you Ray LOL 😉 ) All things are a choice and allowing. You may not be able to choose what happens to you but you can make the choice of how you allow that to have a hold over you. Stump your toe, you make a choice to allow yourself to be mad, or you choose to allow yourself to be thankful you have a toe to stump and something to stump it on, etc. Someone is mean to you, you make the choice to allow it to hurt you, or not. Having said that, am I the expert or perfect with this theory NO!! But I chose not to allow that to discourage me from trying to perfect it :):)

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    • I love Luke haha
      All things are your choice, true..& before any decision- look inside. And even if without any problems or in peace – look inside 🙂
      What u think about “love your enemy”-thing? 🙂

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    • LOL I knew the irony of it being a verse from Luke would not be lost on you 😉 You know how I feel about telling anyone what the Bible says. I feel it is God talking to each of us so what it means to each of us depends on the place we are, and the lesson we need to learn. But I will tell you what I feel and that is simple what it is, what I feel.

      I feel love your enemy is two fold. I don’t remember the verse as I am not a theologian but I will paraphrase how I remember.(I only remembered the Luke verse because I literally posted it within the past 2 weeks lol:) ) The verse basically says, Lord why is my enemy succeeding, and I am failing. I am good, they are not but I am suffering and they are succeeding. Gods answer was, your anger for them is what is causing their success, YOUR hatred, YOUR anger. So, if you stopped having that hatred and anger then you will be blessed. Along the lines of they are winning because you are allowing them to consume your happiness. Goes back to “us” making the choice, doesn’t it?

      Second fold, how can you truly be happy if you have hate for someone? It is like a cancer eating away at the very happiness you are trying to have in you life. It’s like pouring water on a fire. The fire will not survive if you are drowning it in water. Just like happiness will not survive if it is drowning in hate/negativity. Why would you do that to yourself? Kind of goes again, back to the us making the choice, doesn’t it.

      I am sure there are more qualified than me to translate the “love your enemy” I am not the be-all-end-all knower of the translations in Bible, nor will I ever be, nor do I claim to be. Every one is smart enough to “read” and decide for themselves what the Bible says and means.

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    • It’s very interesting opinion. It is not about ‘translating’ what’s in the Bible, we all see diff things when we reading it, true. But your interpretation of that kinda “rule”. Very difficult to “love the enemy” lol it should be “leave your enemy wherever it is now, bcz God will kick his arse” 🙂
      Agreed about “hate” in the heart. Similar with “regrets” & any negative emotions

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    • I know but I never want someone to read what someone, “me” in this case says a verse means and take it as the gospel, so to speak, and never read it for themselves because I told them what it meant.

      Well, it does, vengeance is Mine saith the Lord and all 🙂
      Us hating them, is only punishing ourselves, stealing our joy, consuming our positive energy and turning it into negative.

      I do my best to not hate anyone, then I don’t have to love someone that I have such a feeling for LOL 😉

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    • I thoroughly love conversing with you Ray because you make me think, and here is the epiphany I had. The Bible says we are God’s children, hence all brothers and sisters(even your enemies) , right? And you are suppose to love your siblings, right? If one of your siblings does something wrong to you, are you suppose to punish them or your parents? :):) Us being God’s children, He is the parent, we love, He dishes out the punishments 🙂

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    • Depends on the harm, I guess…if ur sibling cut ur finger off – kinda make me think how to cut off his lol no, just kidding:) & no hate.. I don’t think we should feel hate in this case. I think we should be more ‘strategic’. Punishment can be different too. I do believe in a good strategy and some luck.
      I think I believe in the “lesson”. To teach the lesson – would be good enough. The lesson is ‘the love’ 🙂 in this case. No? lol
      But usually – I let go and forget. It’s the best. Move on quickly…forget, stay happy. My motto.
      Also I’ve been fortunate to meet nice ppl (most of the time) = 85%
      Mmm, I wouldn’t punish parents if my sibling did something wrong (I don’t have any. “Happy Smile” lol 😂).
      I would never do anything wrong to my fam, my fam always wished me the best only.
      About God – oh, what do I know? I believe in the Energy 🙂 I love bible tho, it’s a beautiful story.
      And yes, it’s ok if the parent gonna punish the child. So I guess God can. With the love only :))) haha

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  4. I struggle with this from time to time. Loneliness can be a challenging time to practice happiness through positivity . I try but once in a while I wonder if I will ever be with someone again. And then I push the thought away.

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    • It’s difficult sometimes, especially if you are not used to be alone. Just plan & enjoy one day at a time. The best u can do right now. With time you’ll see…I’m sure you’ll meet someone on ur path to spend life/time with. No worries!

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