This is a big one. Everybody says "I just want to be happy". However, when you ask them what happiness means to them, they either don't know or say "If I had a house, family, and a job I would be happy". The problem is that people associate happiness with joy, laughter, good health etc, while this is an illusion. We all need a balance in life and we function best when we are centred, focused and present. When you are elated, you cannot take good decisions, and the same applies to when you are down. We get used to things, so if we are joyous for too long, we get bored with it and automatically look for the opposite, but usually life brings us down back to earth. When we are down, we look for the opposite and other people come to cheer us up. If you get rich and healthy (or so called happy), somebody around will not be, and that will bring you down again. So what can you do? The wise men say: "Live in the here and now", but they don't say what that means. In those 3 videos I explain the concept to you in simple terms discussing also various implications and applications of it. To understand the concept you need to answer a few questions first, which I also discuss in the videos:
What is reality?
Who really are you? Who do you mean when you say "I, me, myself, my"?
Where is the past?
Where does future exist?
Where is life taking place right now? Where is it happening?
What is mind? Are you a mind or more?
Please, leave me some comments if you have any questions.
As human beings we are “doomed” to feel fear every now and then. There will be various bases for it, including financial security, and there’s no way out. Even if you are very wealthy you still have fears, doubts, ups and downs, worries and all sort of “negative” feelings. You cannot get rid of them, but you can balance them using various techniques.
One of the most effective techniques to deal with “bad” feelings is observing your feelings to see them for what they really are, which is nothing more than a body reaction, to which your mind built a story, for example “This is scary” or “Now I’m in trouble”. It’s this story that makes you interpret certain reactions in your body as certain feelings. Fear and pain very often are manifested in the body in exactly the same way as excitement and pleasure. Simply observe your body when you have those feelings, focus on those feelings in the body and turn their volume to the maximum until you see them for what they really are. It might take 10-20 minutes before that happens. Just be patient – stay with it, and the reward will surprise you beyond your belief.
I have been thinking a lot about freedom, and I must admit that I got lost a bit. There are so many aspects to freedom as there are human minds in the world, I guess. You can talk about freedom speech, religion, gathering, expressing yourself, traveling, etc. You can also go to philosophical matters like discussions about whether you can really be free as a human being or is it just an illusion.
In this video I would like to talk about the illusion of freedom that we sometimes have, which was imposed on us by the society and system, and it’s so deeply ingrained that we do not realize it, and even if someone shows it to us, we still oppose it blindly. I used taxes in my example. I do not encourage you to stop paying taxes – I only would like you to enquire within you mind, and then enquire your tax office about the issue. Can they provide answers?