Have you ever wondered what life would be like if we didn't care what others thought?
Sounds like it would be pretty peaceful. Right? Or would it be too relaxed? If you didn't care what anybody thought, would you really care about anything? Would you put in any effort in the things you do?
It almost seems like thoughts of course are necessary. But maybe not to be taken so seriously all the time. If you painted a picture there would be some that liked it and some that didn't. In life there will be some people that like you and agree with you and some that don't. Should this dislike change who we are?
Is it true the more you like yourself the more others will like you? Hmm...I recall there being people that are very fond of themselves but not really liked by anybody else. Lol
But of course on the other hand if you don't like yourself at all will anybody else like you. Are you confused yet?
I laugh thinking about this post. It is seeming to me like it has turned in to be a series of thoughts and questions. ;)
I really love this statement in the book, wherever you go there you are by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
"Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes use of thinking, honoring its value and its power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know thoughts as thoughts rather then getting caught up in them as reality."
Something to think about! :)