It may seem to some to be perfectly all right to put ourselves and our own wishes first, to simply follow the dictates of our emotions and cravings, but the truth is that there is nothing more unreliable than our own cravings and being driven by them. Life doesn’t always go like clockwork and things will not necessarily turn out as we hope or plan. Consequently, The Buddha frequently stressed: You should become the master of your mind, not let your mind master you. We mustn’t allow ourselves to be ruled by a self-centered mind. Rather, we have to discipline our mind and gain mastery over it. This is the path, this is the journey and it is well worn and welcomed by the wise who walk it.

Peace and Love, Jim

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