Thursday, March 17, 2005

More about Insight.....

It is so important to be able to step out of oneself and examine the motivations of one's thoughts and desires and the resultant actions. This is at the same time the end of narcissism as it is the beginning of the first step to experiencing spirituality. Narcissism is one of the strongest underlying themes of our humanity in this era. That is what is contributing to the "hungry ghosts" mentality described in Buddhist philosophy. The inability to satiate. The hunger always for more. This prevails every aspect of our life...from the "healthy" 'I want to do something important with my life' that causes the urge to better one's lot to the indefatigable restlessness that prevades everything in our lives. The latter is often attempted to be fulfilled by the trappings of our modern world. The new show on TV, the new car, lover, job, vacation....the list is endless. The unquenchable narcissism is the bane of our existence without insight. The insight that gives us the ability to observe our mind and it's machinations. Once that has been experienced, nothing will ever be the same again.


Blogger Sophia said...

Is this blog dead? I would love to see more of it.

12:29 PM  

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