The problem with us today is that
We all want peace of mind, but don’t want to meditate
We want to get in shape but without exercising and eating healthy
We want positivity around us, but ourselves bring a negative cloud of heavy energy to a space
We want happiness, but can’t let go of negative habits
Because positive change requires commitment.
Commitment requires discipline
Discipline is no fun-it is unpleasant
We seek what is pleasant
Instead of seeking what is good
So what do we do?
Complain about how we have no time
Because it makes us come across as noble
When the reality is that we don’t like to feel unpleasant sensations
If we are willing to trade in the pleasant for the good, we will find ample time
Not just for ourselves but for others too.
“That which seems like poison at first, but tastes like nectar in the end, is said to be happiness in the mode of goodness. It is generated by the pure intellect that is situated in self-knowledge.”
“Happiness is said to be in the mode of passion when it is derived from the contact of the senses with their objects. Such happiness is like nectar at first but poison at the end.”
~ Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 18 Verse 37,verse 38)