Starts with the will to change.
of ever making the world a more peaceful place. Everything is going to eventually come to an end, it is inevitable. We believe and we can try to the best of our ability to help the world and its people, but in the end we have to give them up and learn to let go. In finding balance, you have to know what you can do and accept the things you can’t do in this world. Helping people should not be something you aspire to do, it should be a part of who you are. By changing yourself and by learning to let go, you then become a better person. As a better person you automatically create a positive change in the world around you. We can’t expect to change the world when we ourselves have things that need to be fixed. Our negative reactions towards our experiences, our attachments, our anger, our impure thoughts, our thoughts towards others and ourselves, the list goes on and on.
We should work on changing ourselves. Focus on becoming a better person. If there’s anything you can control in life, because there’s not. It’s our own mind, your own character, yourself.
underestimation about life is that life is manageable, or it’s supposed to be easy, or good people will persevere. I’d rather go a little bit deeper and look at life through the ideal of the never-ending, really difficult obstacle course. Or how about a good old fashioned Buddhist joyful participation in the suffering of mankind?
Two terms ago, I wanted to go into pharmacy thinking that it was right for me, that it was stable, that I was fit for it. Honestly, looking back, I ask myself. What the hell was I thinking? I had to pick myself back up and I made the decision to change majors towards art and design. And for once in my life I actually love what I am doing. Sitting through chemistry course after course, I’ve had enough. Now, I am actually doing something I love instead of sitting on my ass punching numbers into a calculator. So what if the longterm career isn’t as stable? Isn’t as prestigious? The point is, I love what i’m doing and i’m goddamn good at it.