Self-Reflection on Various Modes of Suffering
I have made this entry to help dig deeper within, as a reminder, as a ‘check-in’, to contemplate my thoughts and opinions whatever they may be. I intend to use this as an aid to overcome challenges.
Impermanence; How do I feel about Impermanence? What are my views?
I accept the principle of Impermanence. I understand the cycles of birth, life, death, rebirth. I understand that there are cycles in all aspects of life. I embrace change. I embrace the moment. I accept that this moment will change.
Fear; What do I fear at this moment? What do I fear in life?
I fear abandonment. I fear hopelessness. I fear loss of love.
Doubt; What do I doubt? Perhaps in ways I doubt mySelf.
I believe that there is truth within all things, within reason. I believe truth is best learned by experience. I believe that there is not only one truth but perhaps many.
Ignorance; How am I uninformed and ignorant?
I believe in learning as much as possible. I believe ‘A little knowledge is better than none at all’. I believe in clarifying my own uncertainties. I believe wrong knowledge may be worse than having no knowledge at all of an object.
Egoism; How do ‘I’ follow my ‘I-ness’?
I understand that I am NOT limited to the Ego, to my conditioning, to time, to the stories of my life, my environments, etc. I am pure awareness at my core, always have been and always will be.
Desire; What do I desire? What am I attached to?
I feel I am attached to my desires to be abroad, to be travelling, to be ‘free’.
Aversion; What do I run from? What do I escape?
I run from my fears. I run from vulnerability. I escape from facing ‘nothing’.