IT’S BEEN A CRINGEWORTHY LIFE

Just like that.

BUDDHA IN THE MUD. Practical everyday insight into Dzogchen Buddhism. It's not about feeling good about yourself; it's about feeling good about your self. Your self is your karma and teacher.

It’s Been A Cringeworthy Life

Cringe: aninward shiver of embarrassment when thinking about our past actions.

We follow others. We assumed a posture, but suddenly we don’t believe any of it any more. We remember all those things we did and said that justified our beliefs. This is especially so with spiritual groups that create a culture within a culture, and we follow along blissfully.

Spirituality is the observation of psychology at work within the essential nature of pure mind consciousness. It is not about belonging, believing and justifying.

When we recognise this in our mind, we have to forgive our selves, as we knew not what we did – or why we did it ;D That honest cringe is the shock needed to wake up, and stop following the crowd. Conforming may seem as if it’s going somewhere, but is it going to where we want to go? True…

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on December 15, 2019, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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