This Too Shall Pass!
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
I saw a great comment in another blog. Those very four words you see right up there.
This too shall pass -- "means that the difficult thing that you are suffering will pass away, as difficult things have passed for others before you. It also means that the great thing you are experiencing with eventually fade away and be forgotten. It is a general statement of the ephemerality of human experience, that all things are fleeting and impermanent.
The phrase is used both to comfort the suffering and to chasten the proud."
Overly Concerned & Much Ado About Nothing
Lately, there has been overmuch concern about negativity here at WA.
It's a popular theme. It's a great topic for blog posts if you want to garner a lot of likes and supportive comments and boost your rank and feel good as you are cajoled not to leave, etc. etc. etc.
However, I say to those of you chastising, berating and/or bossing us around on how to behave, or even worse, leaving WA because you can't handle a little negativity, hey!
Stop acting like it's a hurricane!
If you've ever been in a hurricane -- and I've been in two and suffered loss in a third -- then you know something about real trouble.
There is no real trouble to be seen here! None nada zilch.
Guys, gals, ladies and gentlemen -- a few oddballs with some ego in live chat are NOTHING.
They are froth in the waves. Soon they will disappear, then more froth cometh.
So there is nothing important to see here. It's just froth on the mountain of you!
The Chat Monsters Will Rise and Fall again.
You'll have to come to grips with it and stop splashing around futilely.
When you realize you have no power over the chat monsters and they go away of their own accord anyway, you'll bask in equanimity and marvel at the serenity.
Consider readings on the philosophies of equanimity, emptiness, and unborn mind.
Suggested: The Path of Equanimity
We live in a world of duality.
That is, where there is positivity, thereupon there will be negativity.
Where there are words, some will breathe goodness and some will befoul.
You are an island of the non-dual in a sea of what appears to be dual.
The which befouls becomes fertilizer for good food.
That which is negative makes you stronger for withstanding it.
That which is hypocritical melts in the light of truth.
Pride leads to the fall.
And so on.
All things are equivalent in the non-dual and all things are created from One Source.
In equanimity, You can focus on adjusting your mindset.
Life is Interesting and loving in Duality!
Instead of relishing in fear, disgust, anger or sanctimonious righteousness....
Be Ye Entertained! Smile at it and be happy!
Because when you experience real trouble, chat egos will fade away into nothingness...
and so they are now, nothing of significance.
Move Towards Success
The biggest problem for success on the Internet is not about learning how to do things.
All the knowledge here at WA is fantastic, no doubt!!
The biggest problem for success is adopting the mindset of the successful.
The mindset of the successful doesn't allow for paying attention to the froth. Successful people are focused on creating their reality to be what they want it to be.
If you're trapped in your perceptions of the world, consciously or subconsciously, those perceptions will drive your decisions, and most people decide to do things that lead to failure.
So don't get trapped by all the drama. Do be entertained by it :)
That's what drama is for. :)