Hey fellow “ordinary guru’ seekers,
I’m at my beach home in sunny California, avoiding the freezing weather of Boston. Do you know what I found here? Yup – an “ordinary, unassuming, everyday guru” walking the beach shore. He is 102 and looks like he’s 72. I loved talking with him. He said the secret to longevity is to find at least five nice ways every day to make yourself feel nice by being nice. I love that. Find at least five nice ways every day to make yourself feel nice by being nice.
Rick (below) is noticing how it seems so few do that.
Hi Mr. White,
Why are so many people walking around so angry these days? Does that really solve anything? Any ideas on that?
Thank you, Rick Caron
People use anger as entertainment, Rick. Rather than go to the movies or go bowling they sit around griping. They say “I am letting off steam,” but what they really are doing is building up steam.
Anger is a cheap thrill; it’s like taking a shot of tequila. It gives them a quick boost of energy, but it promises a hangover somewhere down the line.
There is no reason for anger, Rick. On the other hand, everything is certainly not perfect in the world, and so it is productive and profitable to experience “inspirational dissatisfaction.” Be inspired to do something to improve what disappoints you – now that’s a very different kind of thrill than one gets from anger. It’s a true thrill.
Blessings to you Rick, Rob
Hey folks ….
If you disobey the impulse to get angry, you find an incredible opportunity before you. You find yourself with a clear mind that is able to approach the matter productively rather than destructively. Great results come from that approach.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps When you get angry, you need only know one thing – you need to take another look before you act. Otherwise you end up with an anxiety attack.