Honestly, though, it is of vital benefit to notably include in our busy lives actual activities that have nothing to do with our work life – and by activities I mean things like Yoga, meditation/meditation groups, cycling groups, book clubs, creative writing, getting holistic treatments, etc..; that is why hobbies are so beneficial. Something meaningful that occupies your mind with creative thoughts. And then – get enough rest! Meaning those things that require you to do nothing. Everyone needs time to do absolutely nothing, but sleep late, watch movies and snack in bed.
And one really needs to do this. Avoid learning it the hard way. Also don’t try and do everything all the time –
The question is thus: Do you own your own life? If the meaning of life lies in the meaning you give it – then how do we realise this? The answer is to be an altruist.
- I have decided to approach this particular question and subject of how to attain mental stability in living life within the next several Lilac Master e-mails, and will discuss topics such as: Altruism, Spiritual Mastery, The Essence of Love, Inner Peace, Truth and Complete… or Complacent Wisdom: -
According to the Wikipedia website: “Altruism is selfless concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures, and central to many religious traditions. In English, this idea was often described as the Golden rule of ethics. Some newer philosophies such as egoism have criticized the concept, with writers such as Nietzsche arguing that there is no moral obligation to help others.
Altruism can be distinguished from a feeling of loyalty and duty. Altruism focuses on a motivation to help others or a want to do good without reward, while duty focuses on a moral obligation towards a specific individual (for example, God, a king), a specific organization (for example, a government), or an abstract concept (for example, patriotism etc). Some individuals may feel both altruism and duty, while others may not. Pure altruism is giving without regard to reward or the benefits of recognition.
The concept has a long history in philosophical and ethical thought, and has more recently become a topic for psychologists, sociologists, evolutionary biologists, and ethologists. While ideas about altruism from one field can have an impact on the other fields, the different methods and focuses of these fields lead to different perspectives on altruism.”
To be the master of your own thought…
… is to be a spiritual master.
A spiritual master’s life purpose is to guide evolution through outstanding leadership qualities as human life continues to evolve through the progressive stages of enlightenment. This is to liken it to the leadership of a director of a movie, to guide from behind the scenes where the decisions leading to the overall design are made.
Spiritual masters do not function well under dominant direction for long and also realise that to achieve their potential, they will need a first-rate education; continuously seeking to better themselves and to quench their immense thirst for knowledge. Their fast rate of learning is little short of amazing and they are regularly called upon for advice and/or guidance.
A prominent trait of a spiritual master is their apparent lack of emotion as they regard emotional control as fundamental to their purpose. In truth they are highly sensitive and intuitive people in combination with a powerful spiritual awareness. They are concerned with human welfare and have a huge capacity for responsibility.
Those who do not recognise their own strengths are drawn to a singularly materialistic environment in an obsessive way, thus becoming unhappy, lonely and aloof. When negative, incredible depression is the result.
It is highly recommended that a spiritual master ensure a life of balance between work and pleasure as their considerable aptitude for work can lead to becoming an overachiever. Artistic hobbies in modules such as singing, dancing, writing, painting, and the like will enhance expression and lead to emotional relaxation. To a spiritual master, learning is a life-long pursuit.
Someone who has truly achieved spiritual mastery will, generally, excel at whatever they attempt, be it in any business or cultural organisation. They also have the most responsibility to humanity.
This world of ours is in yearning for a whole lot of love -
..and unconditional love is the only thing that a spiritual master teaches.
Thus, be open to knowing everything, but believe nothing.
That is it for now –
Until next time…
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