Don’t take it too personally

The most profound change I’m aware of just now is a growing realization that life is not personal. This may seem a surprising or even strange view to those unfamiliar with Eastern spirituality, but it has powerful implications. It’s very freeing to see that events in my life are arising because of circumstances in which I am not involved, but that I’m not at the center of them in any particular way. They’re impersonal. They’re arising because of causes and conditions. They are not “me.” There is a profound freedom in this. It makes life much more peaceful and harmonious because I’m not in reaction to events all the time.

Phillip Moffitt,  It’s not Personal!

2 thoughts on “Don’t take it too personally

  1. Hi Roseanne, I think it is a lifelong process, easy to understand and say but not so easy in practice. It is nice to get these teachings as they serve as a reminder or a roadmap, The eastern notion of thing arising due to conditions and then passing away – and having no reality in themselves but being “empty” is one I find helpful. Best wishes, Karl

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