Sunday, December 6, 2015

theatre of everyday life

from Lohbado's sketchbook
Theatre of everyday life, human comedy... oooooo cha ah ha ah chooo! The idea is to take care of the mind. Don't let malicious thoughts, envy, aggression, hateful opinions infect the mind. Friendliness, understanding, a sense of humour, the ability to relax could act as anti-virus protection. The human experience is filled with challenges. It's easy to become overwhelmed with worry and discouragement. To cheer up often requires effort.

One could train the mind to relax. One could make an effort to understand and have compassion, to not be so self-absorbed, rigid and opinionated. This is what Lohbado told himself when he wandered through the valley of the shadow of death. The loud cry of a crow, its impressive dark body flying across the neighbourhood filled him with a sense of infinite nature, which comforted him. As he gazed towards the silver buildings on the horizon and at tree branches in silhouette against the sky and at the sun breaking through the clouds, his heart felt overjoyed. It was possible to let go of mental boundaries imposed by a wretched little self and to open the heart and mind to unlimited friendliness.

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