A Western Buddhist's Travels

Sightseeing & detours on the path of enlightenment

Watch life or Live it

Today we live with material wealth that even a generation ago could not have been imagined, except perhaps in Science fiction stories, which everyone scoffed at. We have microwave ovens to quickly cook our food. However usually this food is bought prepared, and if we look at the nutritional labels see just how little good is in it. We have smart phones to make it easier to stay in touch 24/7.Does this save us time, or does it make us a slave to answering each voice call or text? We have the internet where we can browse the great museums and art galleries from the comfort of our chair. We miss out on the experience, of travelling to Paris, to visit the Louvre.  Perhaps we don’t experience the changing of the guards in London, just see a Youtube video of someone else’s experience. Watching a video of someone who has undertaken a trip by boat, elephant and horseback to visit an ancient Wat in Thailand is a pale ghost of actually doing it. Granted we can’t experience everything the world has to offer. However only seeing everything on a device robs us of the intangible joys of experiencing these with our family, creating happy memories that will last a life time. The feeling of happiness is like a hour glass with no top or bottom. As bad happens happiness drains out the bottom. By having good experiences with friends and loved ones we deposit more in the top, keeping it filled to survive the draining times.


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