To Improve your Life, Do Nothing

If you want to elevate the quality of your life (and I say IF, because most people aren't thinking at this level), learn to do nothing. Because doing nothing allows you to witness the mind run in circles, without following it.

In doing nothing, your essence can surface. 

The world would be so different if we all learned to dance with the silence, in the void, standing before no one and nothing. We'd become intimate with our core patterns, undaunted by discomfort, downright fearless in the face of our demons. Fearless as a generality I don't necessarily believe in yet. But your demons are imagined. The scent of sulfur, the glaring teeth. 

We all experience the chatter of the mind. Living a better life is not about shutting down the voices, is's about listening to them without being moved, and learning to  discern between what is yours and what is not. I like to listen to the voices and imagine that they are moving over me like wind. I'm a leaf or a blade of grass at first, whipped around by every gust. Eventually, I become more like a tree. I feel the voices, but they do not move me. They howl and claw. I wait for the wisdom from the deeper places. 

People who are ruled by the voices live at the level of the personality, trying to prove their worth to figments, or trying to make repartitions to phantoms for imagined wounds. They're living for ancestors, long-since passed. What is real slowly slips away in the masquerade of illusion. 

Fortunately, there is always a way out... through. Instead of tucking the voices away in shame, where they fester in the spleen, listen to them, observe them. Listen to the timbre and the tone. Listen to the intention and the ferociousness. 

You are the master of your destiny. You are epic, beautiful, powerful. 

Don't let voices tell you otherwise. 

Steven Budden

Budden Enterprises