Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy
Breath In…. Breath Out….. See…your mind See…Is it so tired???
Our mind is always busy all the time! When it is tired, it runs to do, listen, think more and more. It solves the problem at the wrong place and walk to the wrong way. Today…tomorrow….day-by-day… night-by- night ….all our life….our mind is always up and down sometimes laughing, sometimes crying, sometimes happy, sometimes sad….no end. Without the right direction!
The old woman stayed with her grandsons. One day they went shopping , saw the movie, drank at pub and let their grandmother at the house lonely. When they came back, they talked to their grandmother, “We are so tired, so we go outside to find the happiness.”
One night they came back and saw their grandmother finding the pin outside the house and they asked, “Where did you lose your pin?” She replied, “At my bed!” The boy laughed at her and said, “Why do you find the pin here?” She replied, “because it has the light here!” The boy said, “Are you joking? How can you find the pin here?” She replied, “ Why not? When you lose happiness in your mind, you go to find the happiness outside!”
Nowadays there are many good books teach us how to be proactive, be in the present, have positive thinking, etc. The sad thing is that the good books never help changing our life. The good lessons are knowledge that ends at the brain, but can’t change our behavior, because it never enter through our heart, until we stop and start understanding it!
We need to review our life… What do we do for our life????
Add figure in the bank account crazily and have stress?
Fight with others for going to be No.1 and the success is too far away?
Work day and night for lovely family, but never see them?
Add many things into our life, but feel bored and are depressed?
Human learn everything from the diseases to stars, but one thing that he has never seen and known is “mind”. We don’t know its process…Why do we have trouble? How can we avoid the trouble without having unhappiness? If we don’t sleep, we have to run, to do, to think , to eat, to talk, and to listen! with the hope that it will escape from the stress! Even we do anything, the true happiness of life never be with us!
“The trouble with using experience as a teacher is that the final exam often comes first and the lesson second.” Anonymous
Words and actions that we didn’t like may end for a long period, But we take them into our brain again and again!!! It looks like someone stabs us only one time, but we bring the knife and stab into our heart without ending. We don’t lay down the knife and we will know every time we do it! ARE WE STABBING OURSELVES? IS IT A TIME TO LAY DOWN THE KNIFE?
“Nothing in life is to be feared: it is only to be understood.” Marie Curie
Everything is happened, disappeared, and changeable all the time. The nature will be rotated like this, so we can’t control it to be the form that we like most. We get trouble whenever we think that it is ours, our children must do what we want them to do!
“ There is nothing permanent except change.” Heraclitus
When people smeared the shrimp paste at the monkey’s hand, it didn’t like the smell and tried to rub its hand at the wall, until its hand was injured. The question is “What causes injury to monkey’ s hand? ” “Shrimp paste or the hatred of shrimp pate in the monkey’s mind. Are you having the same situation like this monkey now???
Everyday we always notice our feeling, work of mind, our changing thoughts see the change…see the uncertainty, see the immaterial of thoughts, which looks like fog. If we don’t help it, we will see that the true fickle person is here!
We can’t choose to have only what we want in life, but we can choose to be aware of our mind that is grapping the thorn and manage the problem without suffering!
Know before act! Question it! See your mind craving, See the cause of suffering, Cease the suffering, Eliminate at the beginning, Have full of awareness! Be your own mind!
Someone fears of poverty, failure, change, uncertainty, or even future, but if we notice those fears by calming the mind, they will be disappeared! If we follow the work of our minds as quick as we can, we will be able to stay with suffering things without suffering mind!
The cars must have the brakes, The houses must have the fences, Why don’t we install a brake or a fence in our minds??? Seeing your mind closely is a good brake!
Downsizing your water glass to the limit that you can drink, Be happy to the present, no need to wait for the future. Now you can be happy for what you get and have!
“ The best things in life are free, but it costs a lot of time and money before you find this out. ” Anonymous
Don’t get addict to luxurious things, because our life doesn’t need to rely on it. Quit your wants and stay strictly to your needs. If you need it, please go and buy it. If you want it, tell yourself that you have already had one!
One day the rat bit the monk’s yellow rob. The monk decided to feed the cat for chasing the rat. He decided to feed the cow for providing milk to the cat. He decided to hire the woman to feed the cow, and finally he decided to get married with her for her better living??? Do you think he solved the problem correctly?
To lay down the suffering at the place where it occurs! Solve the problem at the right place!
The monkey gripped the peanut in his hand and he dipped his hand into the coconut for taking a piece of coconut to eat, but he couldn’t pull his hand out and wait for the gardener to help him!!! If he laid down the peanut in his hand, he could solve the problem easily. “Are you holding the peanut in your thought???”
“ There are 2 gods in your body, which are god of wisdom and god of wealth. If you take good care of god of wisdom, god of wealth will be jealous and pay the most attention to you and go with you everywhere!”
“The best things in life are free. It’s the worst things that are so expensive.” Anonymous
“A person’s life consists not of what he has but of what he is.” Anonymous
“ Money is a good servant, but a bad master! ” Anonymous
“Live simply, so that others may simply live.” Anonymous
“ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ” Winston Churchill Build a secure family, a secure society, and a secure world!
“ Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.” William E. Gladsone
The man was crying “ Oh my sport Benz!!!” The old man beside the road said to him, “ Hey, your arm is laid down at that side!!!” Suddenly he saw his lost arm on the road, he shouted, “ Oh my lovely Rolex!!!” “ Are you paying more attention to the things out of your life?”
“The last thing you do the best is what you have the most joy doing.” Malcolm Forbes Enjoy your work!
Find out what you can do best! “ Do not let what you can’t do Interfere with what you can do” John Wooden
Make the most valuable thing in your life! “ Whatever you give your attention to is the thing that governs your life.” Anonymous
Build good relationship with your family and friends! “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” Joseph F. Newton
Say only good and useful words! “ Words cut more than swords.” Thirteenth-century proverb
Get your anger under control! “My son, you see the wall…it’s not the same as the past. Please remember that when you do anything with anger, It will become the lesion on their hearts. Even you ask them for an excuse, but they will not forget what you do forever!
No pride and prejudice in our life! “ It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” Henry David Thoureau
Solve the problem with your wisdom, not emotion! Focus on the solution, problem is smaller, the outcome is come out! Problem is so big, when you concentrate on it Problem Wisdom The greatest adventures are experienced in the soul… not across oceans or desserts. Dagobert D. Runes
No time to be depressed! “ I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.” Abraham Lincoln
Breath In…. Breath Out….. See…your mind Now You Know!!!
You will stand strong, and still! Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn