We’re taught so many contradictions in life. Today let’s put the mystery to bed.
We are told to take it easy, yet we are told to give our all.
We are told to defend ourselves, yet we are told not to resolve violence with violence.
We are told to observe the rules, yet we are told to break the rules.
We are told to accumulate for rainy days, yet we are also told not to hoard.
We are told that we need stability, yet we are told we need to break out of routine.
As you can see, in life, taking either extremes isn’t ideal. When making a decision, we need to analyze the situations. And based on the situation, we must concoct the best solution for it.
To attain the best solution, the appropriate knowledge and experiences are required. To get the appropriate knowledge and experiences, we need to invest our time and energy to pick them up.
Astute politicians and businessmen are paid handsomely because they have invested a lot of energy into attaining the high level of knowledge and investment. You seldom see one scrolling on their Facebook feed for hours everyday.
Even Buddha taught the Middle Way. We need to work hard to provide for our family but not overwork ourselves that we have no time for them. We must bring back sufficient income for our family but not to a point where we need to resort to cheating others of their money. When we meditate, we need to not have a full stomach, neither can we have an empty stomach, because either way, our mind will not be able to focus properly.
So, start your practice today. Aim to achieve a strong mind that can help you make difficult decisions with ease.