It is good to be proficient in life; it is good to be adept at getting things done (and then resting afterward). Merely getting things done for oneself alone (or merely for some small, immediate family) may be rather small-minded and narrow in outlook. Similarly, getting things done while concomitantly harming the environment may also be rather petty and narrow-minded. A wise, highly aware, dynamic mind is compassionate, considerate, and does not put itself first. It gets things done while loving the whole… not loving some silly little self-image or merely those who care for (and reward) that self-image.
Inner proficiency — in (and “as”) the mind — is to exist without needless conflict, without needless friction. A mind full of limited, separative notions and perspectives (internally) is a jumble of friction, clutter, disorderliness, and disarray. Such a disorderly mind will consist of many fractional images and ideals, all of which are limited, symbolic, partial, and which reinforce isolation and separation of a so-called “center” as being (supposedly) in charge of the “other” thoughts, (conflicting ideals and desires), and images. When the mind is jealousy manifesting… jealousy is what you are; it is not something that some fictional center “is having.” How can a learned — though fictional — and concocted center efficiently and proficiently get rid of the jealousy, when (all along) the center is an accumulated delusion whose very isolated manifestation supports feelings such as jealousy? Inner separation and segregation extend from an internally disorderly mind into the outer world; indifference, conflict, hatred, jealousy, war, ruthless competition, and exploiting others are often results.
A beautiful mind of the humility of emptiness and of intelligent wholeness, with real inner order and with inner images in a harmonious relationship with each other, beyond delusion, will express itself in the external environment in ways that are cooperative, compassionate, considerate, wise, environmentally sound, empathic, and non-fragmentary.
Thank you, Jessica! 🙂
This prose spoke to me this morning… especially thoughts about environment.
Excellent, Lori! Well, you certainly are a friend of the environment, which your caring actions have demonstrated! 🙂
adorable hero! Is he a frog or a toad?! I am painfully ignorant
Thanks, 6 roses plus 1! He’s a tree frog, and he was photographed in the backyard by the river. 🙂
thank you! How lucky you are to see so many interesting treasures of our world!
Such a beautiful little frog. He looks to be in harmony with the environment 🙂
I think he’s cute too, Sci! He was in the backyard by the river… and we don’t use pesticides. 🙂
(I hope LM is doing OK.)
Well analyzed and stated, Tome. Thank you for sharing.
Lovely frog, he/she is calm and enjoying the solitude. 🙂
Thanks much, Amy! He was calm and enjoying the solitude… (as was i). 🙂
Photos and message in great harmony.
Thank you, Jean! 🙂 We hope so!
What a cute frog — it looks like a little Buddha.
He certainly looks like he has been eating well, Karen! 🙂