I can escape from the pain of this world by giving up the attack thoughts in my mind. Seeing pain is merely the result of the thoughts I have about this world.
Peace, love, compassion, and other positive emotions are a choice of what thoughts we think. I read a story a while back about how this man was verbally attacking the Buddha. He threw insult after insult at him for a good 10 minutes. He eventually tired and went away. A young man who as with Buddha asked him why he had allowed that. Buddha responded, "If someone were to give you a gift but you did not accept it, who would own the gift?" The young man thought for a moment and said, "the gift would still be theirs and not mine." Buddha looked at him and said, "I simply chose not to accept his gift today."
He could have been angry at his situation and wanted to attack back. After all, he was a smart guy and could have thrown his own series of insults back at the man. He would have had to give up his inner-peace to do so, however. It would have resulted in the world of attacks and anger coming back at him. When we think attack thoughts and think violence, the violence and attack are our results. That becomes our world and that is the world of illusion. It isn't what was intended for you, or for me, or for any of God's creations.
We were intended for greatness. We were intended to create miracles all around us, but we are incapable of doing so when we are attacking one another, attacking the world, and holding on to the ego's version of the world. In order to give up this world of hate and pain and suffering, we must escape from the fight. That escape comes when we choose to keep our mind fixed on peace and love. Today, I will give up the fight. I will choose not to accept the offerings of anger and attack. I realize that I have been the one that has created this image of the world that is before me and I can walk away from that fight any time that I wish.
The images that I see are a result of the thoughts that I think. Today, I choose love! I choose positive thoughts! I create my positive world with my positive thoughts. Give up the fight and choose to think loving thoughts. Anytime you see something that could be negative in your mind, say the following...
"I choose to escape from the negative world by giving up my thoughts about _________________ ."
Then, show love and hope and kindness to all that you encounter today!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.