If I were a Buddhist Part 6 – Knot even

I woke up feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness. I feel as if I am being bombarded by some far off arch nemesis’s ray guy.

Instead of a laser that hurts me physically it is just shooting me with beams of negativity. I need to rebuild my shields.

So it seems a perfect day to move to our next flag in my string of Buddhist blessings.

The Endless Knot

 

The endless knot  denotes “the auspicious mark represented by a curled noose emblematic of love”.

It is a symbol of the ultimate unity of everything.

Moreover, it represents the intertwining of wisdom and compassion, the mutual dependence of religious doctrine and secular affairs, the union of wisdom and method, the inseparability of śūnyatā “emptiness” and pratītyasamutpāda “interdependent origination”, and the union of wisdom and compassion in enlightenment (see namkha). This knot, net or web metaphor also conveys the Buddhist teaching of interpenetration

Okay – a “Curled Noose Emlematic of Love” I never associate the word Noose with anything good!

I like the phrase “ultimate Unity of Everything” and it really wasn’t until I started typing this that I let the phrase kind of wash over me and see how it applied to me, at this moment in my life.

I am a product of my environment. I am connected to everything and everyone. I can allow my environment to shape me while still keeping my core.

I am yellow. I am positive. I am compassionate.

Did you know that scientifically speaking empathy and compassion light up different parts of the brain?

I need to let go of the empathetic negative portion and embrace the positive compassionate part of my life.

Even though this blog is a personal blog, and always about me in some respect, this post was more effectively self serving than many others. I needed an attitude adjustment today and this was a little shot of life.

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1 thought on “If I were a Buddhist Part 6 – Knot even

  1. Have you considered meditating before you go to bed? Or while you are waiting for sleep? Sort of as a way to put your head into a good space.

    I hope you are feeling better this morning.

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