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Pondering about the world

Updated on July 22, 2013

Clearing My Mind

Life is so amazing! Pondering about the probability of me being who I am today is just mind blowing. I was thinking about my past and all the events that I have been through to bring me to this point in life, and I was amazed my philosophy has not changed in over twenty years. I believe once a civilized person has access to food, water, air, shelter and is able to live in a peaceful environment, there should not be much to complain about, because true happiness is internal.

My friends laugh at me some days because I tell them that in all honesty I would prefer to lay on the beach on some tropical island eating fruits and drinking fruit juice. I know it sounds so simple, sounds even boring to some people. I understand why people may think that way. You see we have been hard wired by material nature to lust over material things, and the culmination of that lust for most people is sexual desire. Don't worry, I am not about to go on a rampage writing about sex being bad and the media using seductive images to further entice people to work harder to earn more money so they could get better products to facilitate sex life.

What I really was thinking was that if I could eliminate all material desires in myself and master my senses properly, I would be free in this world. I would finally be able to not only control my desires, but my ego as well. See I figured it out, my unnecessary desires, pride and ego gets me in trouble sometimes (but that is for a different hub). Maybe some of you could relate to what I am saying.

The stress, and headache of having to endeavor so greatly for my material wants in this world has been so burdensome and time consuming, that I think it would be wiser for me to practice living a simpler life, where I am able to meditate (I chant) and write love and peace poems, in addition to sharing philosophical and spiritual views with others. I sincerely hope that I could encourage more people to take time to be enlivened by the fact that life is a great miracle and it should be considered as the most valuable of jewel.

Now back to my beach desire, I would hope that some people would want to join me there once they are ready to live simple with love in their hearts for all.

Just clearing my mind. I wish you all a great journey.

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    • Darrell Roberts profile imageAUTHOR

      Darrell Roberts 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      HI Aravindb1982,

      It would be great if we both could make it there, the beach and fruit juice, sounds like a plan.

      Your master must be very wise. I wish you well.

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      Aravind Balasubramanya 

      5 years ago from Puttaparthi, India

      Beautiful thoughts.... completely in resonance with you. In fact, my master has taught me that man-desire= God!

      He is the richest man who has least desires and most contentment...

      I would love to join on the beach, my friend, gazing at the ocean and sipping some fruit juice on the warm sands! :)

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