Sunday 28 October 2012

Begin again

Begin again

We are influenced throughout our lives, by events, by people, school, parents, our first trip overseas.
These can shape our lives.
It could have been our first job, our first friend, lover, first wife, any number of things,
but we are living our lives now according to how we felt at the time of those events.
Some of us cope and some of us don't .
This has been going on since the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago and even back to first recorded history.
The Vedas of india, over 5700 years of history from China and the Middle East and before.
The Buddha was influenced by events such as death, that he saw for the first time, when he left the palace .
The Buddha after Enlightenment gave thousands of Dharma's on how people should live and behave.
Of course the best way to live our life is not to be influenced by anyone, or anything,
but to live according to our own credo.
As the Buddha said "be a light unto thyself".
We can decide to follow in today's language or maybe;
"To do the right thing,
because it's the right thing to do"., is a good start.
We can decide to;
Begin Again,
and the first step is the choice to make the step.
The choosing and re- choosing of what we want and who we want to be,
is what makes us human.
We can begin now to make a habit to be the person we want to be, as in the past we formed the habit of who we currently think we are.
Should we not like who,
or where we are,
we can begin again.
We eventually realise that all that constrains us, all of our sufferings are temporary,
mostly imagined, and were we someplace else, or someone else, our circumstance would change, our suffering would be different.
So why not begin again,
a new life story
getting rid of the old,
to make room for the new.
Sit in silence.
Consider what,
consider where,
consider who we are.

Choose to Begin Again.


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