Quoting: Seer777 Quoting: aether
i`ll sit on the back seat kerb side
It's a truck.
Bench seat only.
Hehe...I'm smiling again.
Thank you all.
SS mentioned this to another earlier and I have been musing on it.
you need to release your attachment. It is making you upset. Quoting: Saptaparna
Because in fact it is true. We allow those to whom we are attached to have more flexibility and leniency on what we are willing to endure through said attachment alone.
However, how one remains attachment-less does not seem a viable alternative, either.
So what is the key?
That is my recent Buddha influence, lol.
It is ok to be attached to things, as long as you do not feel any pain when those attachments are no longer there in your life.
It's quite simple, but is made complex.
I have never really been attached to material things. Then, I met my wife and we had all this 'stuff'. Then, in late 2007 when the economy crashed, we ended up losing pretty much everything within about a year.
It didn't really bother me, because I never really was attached to anything except my family and friends. Long, long story, lol.
But, the pain and suffering with losing everything didn't bother me, but it hit my wife very, very hard. That attachment she had was effecting me and everything around her because it was causing her pain. She felt like a 'loser', etc.
I have always been a 'loser' in that mindeset because I never really cared about being a Dr, or lawyer, or stock broker, or accountant, or any of the other 'prestigious' money making jobs my intelligence was supposed to guide me into.
In the end, she learned her lesson about attachment, which to me was beautiful, because she began to see all those things as truly unimportant.