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Offline IdleChater

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Re: Mindfulness in a high stress job
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2017, 02:24:22 pm »
Doesn't seem to work (for me) during online conversations with trolls either.  Don't know why.  But, over the last 19 years have learned not to care (as much).  Still feel like I have failed on my part to connect with and to help them to overcome what is torturing them that they have to be so disruptive and bent on causing chaos and harm to others.

A deeper, more introspective, examination of my own personal motivations to react in this way has led me to a greater appreciation of the harm caused by "the delusion of self", which invariably is identified as the root cause of feeling insulted, maligned, or somehow harmed.  This feeling has led me to and understanding that if we are truly ever changing, ever evolving psycho-physical processes then the person who was thought to be harmed no longer exists, as he died many mind-moments ago, during the moment when the perpetrator attacked.

You should abide by Clover's first and second Maxims - that is, to not take such things personally, even if they are meant to be that way.

Taking things personlly, means you think there is something that is inherently important as well as personal going on in the social media context.  There is not.  Nobody knows who you are, and when it comes right down to it, nobody really give a sh!+ about it except, perhaps, your mother
, which, in itself could be another Maxim.

Put another way, you should just get over yourself, or get a room.

No need to get all "spiritual" about it.

Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Mindfulness in a high stress job
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2017, 04:34:27 pm »
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Idle:  No need to get all "spiritual" about it.

Great points as always.  But another approach might be to take joy in the accomplishments of others.  Also, we might want to be encouraging to those who are in the process of discovering the nature of self.  A difficult journey for many.  After all it is easy to take pot shots at folks stumbling through their learning  and discovery process.

Not much honor or merit in poking people in the ribs just for the hell of it. :-P
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A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
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-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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