Four Hindrances to Happiness

I am going to review some forms of ignorance making life more difficult for us:

Material ignorance: you perceive the world with its objects and problems as solid and immutable.
Solution: understand that in reality you are the only thing real, and it is the rest of the world that moves around and mutates like a whirlpool.

Spiritual ignorance: you don’t know who you are, you prefer others to tell you, or even copy other people. Lack of inspiration.
Solution: look for that part inside you that has not changed since you were born. Start doing what you wanted to do when you were a kid.

Technical ignorance: not listening to others, not knowing how to be silent, not being able to learn.
Solution: spend time every day not to make any judgment or assessment of the past or the future. Learn new things.

Emotional ignorance: you let yourself be dragged by emotions, and in doing so you become them.
Solution: observe and dissociate yourself from thoughts and emotions, with the certainty that they are part of something that comes and goes.

All ignorance is rooted in a single ignorance: not being in the here – now.


A Bright Future

They say you don’t hear the shot that kills you. Because the bullet travels faster than the sound of the shot. You can be dead before the sound arrives.

Which is what is happening now – deadly events are coming at such a pace, and from such strange directions, that we are dying as a society without a clue as to what hit us.

But all crisis are opportunities to improve. I am sure that when all this is behind us, and the necessary reckoning is done, each of us, and all society will be much more prosperous and free.