Rewiring the System

“All” Life Is Suffering

I live in an ideal temperate zone. I am “Riding” a three-wheeled third world conveyance in a fast lane turbo charged First World rocket ship (conveyance).  Financially I live on half below the poverty line, about three dollars a day to supply all my human survival needs. I live in a Wide country where there are an amazing diversity of transportation options. There are skates, skateboards, scooters, a variety of two and three wheeled options, though the best three-wheeled car is no longer in production! Along almost every road you see a wide spectrum of trucks and cars. Cars in every price bracket and of many colors move from place to place.

In many cities and the inhabited countryside most people choose to walk from place to place. In the great cities people do not own cars, yet around the world, it seems that the bourgeoisie define themselves by the shape and color of their car. Lifestyle Is a very trying ride indeed!

How are you actually exercising your choice? Are you walking, running, riding, being driven, or driving? Are you a prisoner of the marketing flow? Or do you find yourself being swept along by the force of the mass? We actually are flowing along like water never daunted by the rocks and slumps in the path. In a life of grace, with gratitude for the gift of life are you driving a luxury car?

Have you chosen to use out dated and outmoded connivances like a carriage on a freeway or sleigh on a sunny sandy beach?

The time to look at transportation choices raises questions as to the authenticity of your thoughtful attention about your how you are functioning as a member of the totality of all human beings on this globe.

Figuring out how you fit into the system reflected by what you use to get around from here to there where ever you are traveling, participates in the practical way insight into some meaning of your life as you fit into the greater unity of Life.

“All Life Is Suffering” is a current typical mantra banner clouding our understanding about our momentary here and now. Even in our happy moments there is this painful  background noise. What is this “suffering” publicized in the shinny clay-coated fashion pages and other popular magazines, books, TV and Movies? Perhaps it is desiring more than what we really need to live well and prosper? Time is the new currency.

‘The Eight Fold Path:

The Wheel form is often used to represent the Noble Eightfold Path

All eight elements of the Path begin with the word “right”, which translates the word samyañc (in Sanskrit) or sammā (in Pāli). These denote completion, togetherness, and coherence, and can also suggest the senses of “perfect” or “ideal”. ‘Samma’ is also translated as ‘wholesome’, ‘wise’ and ‘skillful’. The Noble Eightfold Path of The Buddha, who described it as the way leading to the cessation of suffering, “dukka”, and the achievement of self knowing and self-awakening. It is used to develop insight into the true nature of phenomena (or reality) and to eradicate greed, hatred, and delusion.

The Noble Eightfold Path is often represented by means of the dharma wheel (dharmachakra), whose eight spokes represent the eight elements of the path.”



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