knowledge vs happiness
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@creds, Mikey’s talking, obtusely, about meditation.
Here is a good website about MEDITATION!
“Understand this by this analogy: Just imagine that a river is flowing. Now the flow of the river may be fast or slow. What you have to do is to sit on its bank Just watch the river as it flows. Don’t try to create ripples in it. Don’t do anything that affects its flow. Just be a watcher. This river is your breath. The breathing process is going on. Just be a watcher of this process. Slowly slowly as you watch your breathing, your mind will start calming own. You will see that all thoughts are disappearing on their own. Eventually as you keep practicing, such moment will start coming when you see that everything has come to a standstill. There will be no thoughts, there will be no emotions. However, there will be full awareness. The state of choiceless awareness. In this state you will know the real you.”
@creds, ok so everyone has really valid, logical reasons that “prove” happiness and intelligence is an inevitable struggle. what really needs to be taken into consideration here is acceptance. if you gain knowledge and you’re unhappy with truths that’s because you haven’t accepted the reality of things. once you accept things of the sort, then you can sustain some form of happiness. for instance, drones to the music industry love Drake and Nicki Minaj but if you can accept the fact that people just want to enjoy themselves and have fun then you’ll see that this is why they idolize these sorts of celebrities and lifestyles; these celebrities portray fun in their lyrics and music videos that make it appealing to the masses. acceptance is key here. you don’t necessarily have to conform, but the more we accept things and people for what and who they are, the closer we get to happiness as an entire species.