Striving or Seeking? What’s the Difference?

Many people believe that an awakening will make us blissful, joyful, and happy all the time. As if the state of awakening gives you these feelings permanently. They believe that if they follow a teaching just because it’s ancient or revered, it will produce the desired result. But those feelings of happiness and joy are byproducts of awakening, not the actual awakening itself.

Changing our Automatic Reactions

Over a lifetime, we have reacted to thousands of situations which have left their imprint on us. This imprint sends out the same message over and over. It’s what makes us habitually respond the same way. It may also be one reason why we feel as if we are repeating the same day over and over again.