humble, be patient, be grateful (content) and be forgiving, and you
will see your life moving towards brightness and happiness...
arrogant, be impatient, be ungrateful (discontent or greedy) and be
hating, and you will see your life moving towards darkness and
we practice humility, patience, gratefulness and forgiveness, we will
see the condition of our life gradually improve and will have "less"
problems and obstacles...
truth is, problems and obstacles will always still be there, but it is
our mind perception of things has changed... Being humble, patient, grateful and forgiving, or not, doesn't change the truth of things being what it is - Selfless and Impermanent. Things will still be happening as it is, if there's a cause ripening for it to be happening. Things that were usually
being perceived as "problems" and "obstacles" are no more being
perceived as problems and obstacles now, they are just some impermanent
names and forms arising and passing away, forming and disintegrating. We
don't see them as problems and obstacles anymore and not rejecting
them, but allowing them to be exist just like we allow "good" and
"happy" things to be exist, sharing this space of the universe...
have problems, tensions, fear, worry and unhappiness, it's because we
try to retain the "good" and "happy" things (which are impermanent and
subject to changes), and try to push away the "bad" and "unhappy" things
(which are impermanent and subject to changes as well)...
on this and free ourselves from being conditioned by our own mind
perception that we only want to have "good and happy" things and don't
want to have "bad and unhappy" things.
is up to the mind whether things are "good and happy" or things are
"bad and unhappy". The things themselves are just being what they are,
they are not something "good and happy" nor something "bad and unhappy".
They have no quality nor intention to be good or bad, to make us happy
A positive mind perceives everything as something positive...
A negative mind perceives everything as something negative...
A mind that has gone beyond positive and negative, perceives everything as it is, it is not something positive nor negative...