Another Conversation with Buddha in My Bedroom
“They blame those who remain silent, they blame those who speak much, they blame those who speak in moderation. There is none in the world who is not blamed”.
We shouldn’t hold on to blame. Yes, relationships break. Friendships end. Offense has been committed. We can only really feel our own blame but everyone has felt this negative feeling.
We are blamed for our shortcomings. All of us have been told that we are inadequate, that we aren’t enough. That we haven’t done enough. Don’t feel bad. At least, don’t let this bad feeling create a mist in front of you as you go about your day. All of us have been wronged. All of us can’t please everyone. Just contribute yourself in the world in a positive way.
“Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels”.
We often forget that our lives will come to an end one day, or we don’t want to admit or remind ourselves that it will. But many people act like they will never die as they cause an uproar over many things, such as trying to change people’s lives for the worse; absolutely by not helping people, for one thing. We have one life to live so why use it to do more bad than good? Why use it to almost never do good? Far too many people are stubborn; they are often selfish. We should try to make things okay with people as often as we can, to the best of our ability.
“Let all-embracing thoughts for all beings be yours”.
It’s fun to think of other people. I find it fun to remember people who have told me stories. Every person we meet contributes to how we will continue to work better together with other people. Remember the people who have made the most impact in your lives and do better. Make it a goal to think well of people and see what happens. We should try first to show that we think well of anyone we encounter, if we don’t receive goodness in return then that’s okay. Never stop people in your mind. There are always noble people out there.