The more you identify with your mind and your thoughts, the more you will suffer.
Suffering is the only path for progress. After a couple of difficult months and mental fogginess about my future (as I was too preoccupied and identified with my ego), I once more picked up the habit of daily meditation. It seems that this time it has stuck with me. I have been meditating twice a day for ~20-30 minutes in the morning and at night. Somedays I journal, some days I don't
Removing yourself from the idiotic rat race that our mind and ego keep on producing is a daily exercise. Problems will not go away until you die. The only alternative you have is how you deal with them.
Protecting yourself from your mind and ego is a daily endeavor. When you are not present, the voice of your thoughts comes in and dominates you. All you can do is identify it and let these thoughts go.
Reactive patterns of the mind give it more strength.
Once you can feel and understand what it is to be present, you get to move deeply into the present moment.
Do you think you will be happy once you “fix” all these issues?
No. You should find a way to be present and happy now.
Learn to respond to what happens in your life, instead of reacting to what is happening.
Otherwise, you might always try to get somewhere you are not.
Fulfillment is doesn’t lie around sex, food, and parties. It does not lie in acquiring more materials things. Fulfillment is inside of you. This power of infinitive creative potential is available to all of us. Stop fighting with life. Start experiencing life.
Your problems will never go away. Most life situations are full of challenges.
The only salvation is how you respond and deal with your problems.
If you continue to listen to your mind, you will never be present.
In the business of rapid scale, it seems like every startup must go through a few tests. I have seen it happen with every company I worked for and with.
It is impossible to define yourself by your past. All you have available is in the present. When you are present, you know what you should do.