Are you what you want to be?

  Recently, the concept of 'control' has been on my mind. (Also, note my obvious appreciation for green.) Apart from the dinner dance just the other week, children's theatre and driving seminar talks have occupied me. This week has provided a lot more flexible freedom and I've had time to think/question, as I do. From psychic tests and astronomy, to gift sorting and picnic planning/panicking, 'control' has continued to weigh on my mind. Even with the trivialities it seems that control applies to any given circumstance. For someone who complains about a lack of sleep, I could certainly do with better time management. Someone who hates their office job has the will to quit. This applies with everyone; there are situations in which we can forget that we're in charge of. With this revelation comes a promising possibility. It seems that destiny is ours. So before I could ever attempt to achieve anything, I need to figure out where I stand and trust my intuitive actions. 

  Speaking of control, there's the idea of abiding by an otherwordly force. (Like a god or holy figure.) I've been meaning to delve deeper into Buddhism, despite never once having committedly pertained to any religion. It's true, religion hasn't left its convincing imprint on me. I guess I've always had more faith in individuals than the 'upper hand'. (Proof here.) So of course, The School of Life had me even more intrigued - especially in the pursuit of happiness. I've always liked to think happiness is an option, yet there's far more complication. I suppose we all seek nirvana in some way or form. Don't you?

  Undoubtedly, The School of Life has taught me many things. Thanks to one video, I've been lead to the hope that there could be a resolution to my quality of dangerous thinking. Hence, I'm going to expand upon it. It's vital to be open and curious as we (should) never stop learning. The 'noble truths' as I've briefly read up on seem more than universal to me. I can't say I know all that much about Buddhism but in the meantime I'll be reading up on it. In any case, there's a thing or two we can take on board from Buddhism teachings. And as much as I hate to admit my intolerance for school education, I want to keep learning for every day I grace this earth.

  What have your thoughts circulated around recently?

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4 comments:

  1. It's great that you take time to reevaluate now and then. Definitely healthy and shows self awareness. Personally I think every religion has something to offer so not being tied down to a single one is okay. Buddhism is probably my favourite too though :3

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  2. I always thought (and learned) that Buddhism was a spirituality, rather than a religion. Is this true?

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  3. It's a valuable pastime haha! Sometimes so much inquisitiveness can be a bother.
    I also agree with you on that, which is why all of us should accept and learn from each other.

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  4. I'm definitely no expert, but it depends on what one defines as religion. To me religion is just any form of spiritual following or conformation. So I'd say Buddhism can be a religion and spirituality, along with my favourite classification - a philosophy/way of life. :)

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