And Relax … But Not Too Much

Peace And QuietLet’s just think back to Friday evening. The anticipation of a couple of days away from the office, maybe big plans, maybe just looking forward to the chance to recharge the batteries. But where is that time now? Of course you can remember what you got up to, at least most of it I hope, but it’s time that has gone and you can never get it back.

It’s just a simple example of the unending passage of time, something we take so much for granted, we often fail to remember how important it is. Because, although we have all the time in world through the process of reincarnation, to waste a single second it is to lack Wisdom.

If there is something you have been meaning to do, someone you intended to phone, but keep putting it off for any reason you can lay your hands on, you might have found the world of Tranquillity. It’s maybe not the worst of the Lower Worlds (Hell, Hunger, Animality, Anger, Tranquillity, Heaven) but can mean that you lack the life-energy to drive you to get things done.

Get chanting, raise your life-energy and hence your life-state, after all, the weekend is over for another week.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. contextrelated
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:39:53

    I’ve just been reading about the ‘worlds’ in the Reluctant Buddhist and it seems that we all have a propensity for one of them at different points in our life. From what I can see mine at present is ‘hunger’. That is hunger for change. What a dichotomy given I feel uneasy with the whole process of change. The conscious/subconscious struggle…

    Fortunately I have traces of the other ‘worlds’ as well especially bodhisattva. There’s a very practical side to these human life state categories, in Buddhism called ‘worlds’ that wouldn’t be out of place in a management training manual. Regards

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