Maintaining a Balance

The Buddha refused the kingship in order to dive deeply into the nature of suffering. He did that because he felt driven to help others become free of suffering.

It all comes down to desires, expectations, and attachments causing suffering.

It sounds so simple in theory, but it is not in our human nature to just suddenly decide to let go of desires, expectations, and attachments.

So, what is the answer to this complex riddle called the human condition?

My answer is we have to do our best to maintain a balance between awareness of suffering (in ourselves, in others, and in the world), and creation of fun… We don’t have to go searching for suffering because it is all around us, so what we have to do is continually strive to happy up, to have fun, to get creative, and to do whatever it takes to feel inspired, juicy, and alive!

Are you having any fun lately? Do you feel sparked by the life force within you? Are you keeping a sense of humor in the midst of your challenges?

In 2020 (as per usual), I am feeling most inspired and juiced up by writing and reading… To that end, I’m going to take a few days off from blogging in order to re-read the books I published last year… If you also get inspired through reading, and you haven’t ordered my books yet, they are available on Lulu and Amazon!

(By the way, I make almost seven times as much on Lulu, as compared to Amazon, but I’m super grateful for all sales anywhere!)

Dear reader, thank you for reading this post!
I hope you have a great week… 🙂

May the Force of All Light be with you!

With happy high vibes,
StarFire Teja

 

Fun Buddha image by geralt (Gerd Altmann) on Pixabay.

 

“I can’t wait until…”

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I can’t wait until…” ?

How often do you think that you can’t wait until something is over, or you can’t wait until something arrives, or you can’t wait until that next fun event happens?

Is the path before you clear, or is it filled with uncertainty?

Sometimes pondering the questions is even more helpful than knowing the answers.

The wise ones teach that happiness is found in the present moment… and yet, it seems to be our human nature to ruminate about or to relish things in the past, and to worry about or to look forward to things in the future.

When you cultivate the witness consciousness, you simply watch your thoughts, and whether or not they are in the past, present, or future, you just love yourself for being human, and you accept your thoughts just as they are.

Those feelings of self-love and self-acceptance bring happiness.
Can you feel that now?

 

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

Tulip Fields image from Public Domain Pictures

 

 

 

“I wish…”

On January 11th I posted my favorite blog article ever (“Into the Fire”) in which I celebrated that I no longer have the desire for prince charming, and I am finding happiness inside my own being. Well, thankfully the desire for prince charming has not returned… but, as per human nature, other desires have grown in its place…

So, on March 11th as I sat in meditation nurturing one of those desires, I remembered the opening song of Into the Woods, in which the characters sing “I wish…” and I spontaneously took myself on a guided imagery voyage. In my mind I took my wish into the woods, where I said it to the trees… and then I took that wish out into the universes, where I said it to the stars… and then I took that wish out to the ocean, where I said it to the waves… and then I took that wish to Sedona, where I whispered it to the holy red rocks… and then I took that wish out into Space, where I shared it with the blue space beings of the Highest Love… and as I spoke my wish to each, all the while tears were just streaming down my cheeks…

The tears were a mixture of the depth of desire I was feeling for that wish, along with the sorrow of the desire not being fulfilled… Can you relate to this? Do you have any wishes that you fear will never come true? If you answered yes to these questions, then the solution for you, as well as for me, is to remember that true happiness is inside of us. When we attune with our inner selves it becomes easy to throw all the desires into the Fire of Love that is ever burning inside us.

Please read my post “Into the Fire” and let me know if it is helpful to you. You can comment down below where it says “Leave a Reply” or you can send me a private message via the Contact tab up in the top right corner. I would love to hear from you!

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering (from desires)
May All Beings Be Happy (inside their own beings)

 

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