I have just discovered a great Buddhist website where you can download teachings and talks. They are a UK Registered Charity and reliant on donations. I made my donation and was able to download and listen to a great piece on The Five Methods of Meditation. It was filled with useful theories and information. I am not a Buddhist but I can relate to so many of their teachings. So if this is something you want more information on, take a look at Dharmachakra.
Here is a list a few of the subjects:
- Mindfulness of Reality
- Training in Wisdom
- What is Mind?
- Patience & Energy
- Meditation & Wisdom
- The Mindfullness of Breathing: Introduction & Guidance
- Getting Started in Meditation
- Cutting Away From the Old
I think Buddhism makes a lot of sense when one is exploring their own spiritual journey.
If something isn’t working for you….change it. Only you know if it’s not working and only you can change it.
It’s like cleaning only you are making way for newer, better things.
Look at your life/work/relationships etc. We constantly grow and with each experience we become wiser and stronger. Nothing in put in your pathway that you cannot handle. You have all of the tools within you – as I have learned.
From the ages of 0 to 14, I was an introvert, shy, quite character. That didn’t work for me – I got pushed around too much. From 15 to 25, I was an angry person with lots of hate and dissapointment attached. From 25-33.5, I was an extrovert, high achieving, no nonsense kind of person who didn’t let anything get in my way. I cleared out all of the shit and made some valuable choices – I set my platform. Now at 34, I just go with the flow and try to give back what I learned. I’m kind and considerate but at the same time, I don’t take any crap from anyone. I’m free.
Some people just have to go through the rough to get to the smooth. I am one of these.