“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Benefit, given in return, Gift 319

So why do you clean the dishes? Because you are given in return the gift of clean dishes.

Why do you clean the house? Because you are given in return the gift of a clean house or living space.

So, here we are emphasizing the importance of seeing the Gift within doing of things. What gift do you receive in return?

In comparison, you could look at the consequences of things. Why do you clean the dishes? Because you would have dirty dishes otherwise. Why do you clean the house? Because you would otherwise have a dirty or messy house.

So one mistake or problem that I have faced is only focus on the consequences of not doing something. Within that I would feel afraid of creating the consequence. And this would actually lead me to create the consequence partly because I was so afraid/stressed all the time. I was not instead focusing on the benefit, gift, and so receiving in return for what I effort/time that I gave.

So practically it is best to keep in mind everything that is involved, the potential benefit, potential consequence, and the effort/time needed.

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