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What meditation can be like (Eat, Pray, Love) alvin June 19, 2017 - 5:17pm

In “Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert describes what meditation can be like. :)

Some people are hard to love

Thought of the day: Some people are hard to love. I’m sure there are more categories than this, but the people I’m thinking of today are either mean, negative, self-pitying, or in other cases, they just don’t give you anything to love.

An important part of this thought for me is that none of this has to do with what a person looks like, it’s all about their attitude.

The fundamental delusions

I saw this quote by Naval Ravikant:

“The fundamental delusion - there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.”

and it reminded me of this quote by Zen Master Yasutani Roshi:

“The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there.”

If you care about someone you have to let them be

“If you care about someone you have to let them be the person they are, not the person you want them to be. Otherwise, what’s the point?”

(From an episode of “Death in Paradise.”)