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Too Much Effort

It is very easy to find comfort in a fixed state. The reason why most people are resistant to change is that they are comfortable with their fixed state. They do not want to change their condition or situation because they have found comfort in that stillness. Life is about movement and change. You cannot simply stay in one place. You have to move on. You have to take this freedom by the reins and control it. There is a time and a place for everything and everyone. Your aim in life should be to reach this state.

Allow Freedom to take Over

We fantasize about something and then we get scared of losing that thing. We are afraid that we might lose it to someone or something. As we get closer to this fantasy, we stay in there. We do not want to leave because we are well-settles in that place in time. However, this is not how it should be. We should accept freedom of movement as it allows us to further in life. When we think of something we want, we make fantasies about it and then our thoughts are only limited to that one thing.

Wise Words of Daniel Odier

Daniel Odier is a Swiss author who is known for his wise words and screenwriting. He is not just an author but also a poet. He mostly writes about religious traditions in the Eastern world. He has written many books and continues to influence people from all over the world. Even though most of his work is not yet translated in English, he is known by the Europeans. He talks about the importance of freedom in life. Your aim in life is not to stay in one place. We do not think of anything beyond our fantasy. However, this is not how it should be. You should always aim for freedom of thought and action. Even though it is one of the most difficult things to attain, we should work for it tirelessly.

“We make too much effort; we want too much a state about which we can make a whole fantasy world. We are afraid of losing a state before we even reach it and, as soon as we do reach it, we actually do lose it. It is not we who reach the state; it is the state that reaches us. It is not we create silence; it is silence that pervades us. Let us allow it the freedom to brush up against us, to penetrate us, to settle in within us for a few moments, to leave us, to come back. If, when silence leaves us, we have impression that we have failed, the tension that our guilt produces prevents any return to the state of unity. This is the most difficult thing to attain: accepting the freedom of movement, the creativity of life, understanding that a fixed state, as marvelous as it might be, is not compatible with life.“

-Daniel Odier, Spandakarika

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