Thinking Straight

Right-ThinkingOne of the many aims of Nichiren Buddhism is to smooth out the emotional highs and lows in life. through right thinking. However, one of the most difficult things to do, personally speaking, is to remain in a constant life-state when confronted by the highs and lows of life.

A Buddhist quotation says that “The Wise Man is neither elated by success nor deflated by failure”. That is not to say that you cannot be happy when you succeed, or sad when you fail, it’s about the intensity of those feelings and trying to stay nearer the mid-point.

I find it tough at times, but the more I practice. the better I’m getting at achieving an equilibrium.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ghostbusterbev
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 01:46:02

    An interesting lesson behind your post…to learn how to control the emotions rather than being controlled by them. The middle path is always the best one: do not push but do not hold back..

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