Perhaps you’re like me, and have known many people who depend on luck to wash away their problems, never realizing that it is discipline and audacity that positions them to ride those same tides of fortune.  Let’s say those people got their wish, and were constantly buoyed by circumstance (and, like many soul-sick trust fund babies, suffer from a lack of adversity).  Even if their luck didn’t run out, these people would never realize the bone-deep satisfaction of pushing themselves, of failing and getting up, of succeeding maybe, but always holding firm in their joy of honing their inner selves.  If those people got all the luck they wished for and never learned how to sharpen their spirit into a keen-edged blade…

I’d say that would fit the very definition of a luckless life.


10 thoughts on “Musings

  1. What you just wrote: as a person who lost his lucky streak and has gone through exactly what you said, I can totally relate.
    You really indicate that the Buddha inside of you is very strong. Thank you for this. 🙂

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    • I think the whole “do what feels good” approach CAN work but one’s perception has to be super clear or otherwise it’s just too easy for the ego to jump in and co-opt feelings. If I did what feels good I’d eat Wendy’s Jr. cheeseburger deluxes everyday LOL!


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