Jam-Packed With Goodies.
This jotting is jam-packed with goodies like a Christmas pudding, to be shared with all. Jesus may have soul rites but has not got sole patent rights out on peace and goodwill it should be practiced on everyone’s birthday. Now is a present we need to share in the now. Not last Christmas, or next, the past is history the future is a mystery. The most important thing you are doing is, now, the most important person is the person you are with, now. Be attentive and mindful of the present, impatiently hurrying to some future event, that may not be as anticipated, or fretting about the past, is to waste precious time. Time is irreplaceable more important than possessions.
Those that know they have enough are satisfied. Not to want is to be rich. When the glass is full stop pouring, greed is wasteful, so fill another’s glass and share the joy. Sharing is the way to peace. Selfishly, wanting and hording impermanent things, and all things are impermanent, is not the way to lasting happiness. Do not let the gold in your pockets weigh you down; traveling light is the way to enjoy your journey. Possessions come with responsibilities they need maintenance and protecting. Flaunting your affluence creates envy and promotes wrong doing. Sharing brings happiness to all. To know and not to do is still not to know.
Accept constructive criticism or you will never learn your failings. You do not need to accept unhelpful or spiteful criticism. Treat it as you would an unwanted gift and let it remain with the giver. Some comments and criticism are designed to cause trouble. A wise person does not get emotional when criticized. They do not retaliate with anger they remain calm. Anger is a fire that burns without regard to who struck the match. Angry people cannot taste the food they are eating or feel the poison in their system nor see reason. To an angry person everything is tasteless.
Do not praise me for these words they are second-hand. I stand on the shoulders of giants for a better view of our world. Though, I would appreciate your comments to let me know if passing on these words has contributed to promoting some good in our world. They may be rephrased second-hand clichés; I have read so much, it is difficult for me to know. In my blog I try to condense what I have found useful. Then recycle it like pre-loved garments in a charity opportunity-shop. All things of value should be passed on; they may be of use to some needy person. I am not too concerned who donated the gift; only that it is made available for someone to benefit. Take a look, there may be some item you can use. A need is essential, a wanting is a luxury.
Buying second-hand may trouble a big ego. If you buy a new item with printed advertising promoting a company on it, you are being cheated. A person of note would be paid to be a company’s bill board. Especially if they are like most big named brands getting their product made in a sweatshop overseas. This uses precious resources on transport and causes local unemployment. Think where you’re spending your money and how many hours of your irreplaceable time you are trading. Ask yourself is it necessary and is it worth it? The ego is vanity it can never be satisfied it must be controlled. The wise understand the ego and check in second-hand and opportunity shops when they need to buy.
Second hand shops are jam-packed with goodies. There are charity shops, they can help the buyer as well as help a good cause and the environment. There are second-hand shops run as a business, sometimes specializing, in furniture, electrical appliances, and other things. They fill a real need sometimes having things found no were else and at bargain prices. There are also curio shops and antique shops, they may be less practical but are like museums, packed with interesting things. I enjoy these shops it is surprising the wondrous things you see. There is no need to buy, just take pleasure in looking, it is not necessary to own something to enjoy its beauty.