If you could choose between being cognitively brilliant or having the ability to let thought go and be present, what would you choose.



My goodness in this day and age of commercialism, who would choose the latter, a crazy man!



Thought is fine, needed, beneficial, and part of navigating life.



If you think being cognitively brilliant is correct, then being smarter means happier.



Remember as Matthew Richard said, being happy is our purpose on this planet, then we die.



Can thinking make us happy?



I know that thinking can bring suffering, happiness I doubt.



We devote almost every waking minute to thought.



Perspective and balance does not immerse itself in thought during all hours of the day.



We spend very few focused moments empty of thought. The mind and body repairs and fuels itself during these times.



Look how much time we spend lost in thought, using worry about the past, or doubt the future as subjects.



Happiness lives in this moment, not in past or future.



Why not try starting a 15 minute a day practice.



Master one breath before you leave this earth, please, then repeat.

3 responses to this post.

  1. So true! Living in the present is the only way to live 😀🌈

  2. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on January 31, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I’d choose the latter for sure!!

    I remember reading about this off the chart intelligent lady that had a photographic memory. She could remember everyday from every year from a young age and could recall the weather, what she wore, what happened at work, what she ate for dinner, basically everything. Sadly, it was/is a painful life for her because she said she could recall every single hurtful comment or argument she’d ever had. I don’t know why your post reminded me of her. But imagine the struggle with mindfulness she’d have if her brain was always going backwards in time.

  3. In the Zen center, something attracted the PhD elite, the near genius mind craved those abstract idea of enlightenment.

    Hard to meditate when you believe intellect is your strength and power

    Have to let that ego take a back seat

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