Look at the people who complain most of the time, usually they have a good life and full of energy to be able to waste the time and energy in gossips and moan about everything all the time. There’s nothing wrong either. Everyone has the freedom to do what they want and how to spend their time. Everyone is responsible for their own happiness and unhappiness, even if they are our family and friends.
Even though when we are so lucky enough to live in a war free and natural disaster free zone, some people are still not satisfied and not knowing how to appreciate the good condition of the environment that enable us to live easily and enjoy life. We have too much free time and energy instead of busy with living hood, and we will start to create some problems in life for ourselves and for others. Or else we will complain about being too bored in life.
Sympathy for those people who are living in a war zone and they are always in fear of their safety and have no time to think about anything at all.
As well as the people who are living in hunger all the time, their only concern is to have food in their stomach to stay alive.
That’s why to cultivate gratitude and appreciation is very important in achieving peacefulness in the heart and happiness in life.
In fact senses are not a bad thing at all. It’s because of them we can see, hear, smell, feel, taste and think of so many good things and beautiful things in the world. We can experience so many wonderful things in life. We should be thankful and glad that we have all these senses that are working in our body.
Knowing that the mind is not us, the feelings and emotions are not us, the body is not us, the breathing, heartbeat, blood circulation, nervous system, hormone system and digestive system are not us, the mind is not us, the ego is not us, the intellect is not us.
But if we do not know how to stay detached from these senses and let them control over our mind, we will be in trouble and easily caught in suffering due to likes and dislikes, cravings and aversions.
Anyway, when we show compassion towards the animals, how many of us do show compassion towards small little insects as well and protect them from being harmed? Those little insects that are living in our homes, usually they are not welcome and are killed by us human beings intentionally and unemotionally. These insects also have the will and the right to live. They have the freedom to be anywhere on earth even in our homes. It doesn't mean that when we bought a house, we also own the space and the earth. These little insects have been living here at this space and on this earth for many generations long before there were any houses or buildings here. We think that these little insects are invading our property and space. But actually, we are the one who have invaded their space of living and destroyed their homes.
Shouldn't we respect these little insects and allow them to live harmoniously with us in our home, a place so called ''our house'' just because of a piece of document stating that ''we'' are the owner of this property and we have to pay lots of money to the bank.
Even though we do pay for the house, but we don't really own the earth and the space inside and outside this building. Because who is the real owner of the earth and the space at the very beginning? Not the developer, not the land office, not the government, not the people, not the animals, not the insects, not the plants, not the birds...
It belongs to nature, and it allows everything to be on it and in it, it allows every thing and every living beings to utilise its resources. Nature didn't sell this earth and space to anybody, so how come someone came to us and sold us the land, and told us it is ours now?
All the plants, insects, birds and animals were living here and occupied this space for a long, long time before we human beings explored this place and took the land, and built houses on it, and called it ''houses for people''.
How come now after we have invaded their space of living, we are merciless to these little insects that came into our homes, and we try to get rid of them or kill them with chemical and poisons? Are they not living beings too? Maybe they are not as intelligent as human beings, but they do have the sense of taking care of their baby insects and feed them. They know what team work is, collect food for their whole community, share their food and protect themselves from danger and harm. This is far better than many selfish and ignorant human beings, isn't it?