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Fast-forward, can’t stop


I don’t know if it’s because of my job, but last night’s haiku is a demonstration of how I feel like my entire body/mind/soul are stuck in fast-forward. But, in a sign that my mom would surely have attributed to Karma and The Universe, this little nugget drifts into my inbox tonight, courtesy of my favorite Eastern philosopher/spiritual teacher/Awakened One:

Train in meritorious acts that bring long-lasting bliss.
Develop a life in tune and a mind of goodwill.
These three things cause the wise
to inhabit a blissful world.

— Itivuttaka, chapter 3, verse 11

I’m only one man. All I can do is my best; actions and deeds for the benefit of all are my goal. No matter how hectic life gets, goodwill, benevolent acts and genuine compassion for my fellow beings will be enough to get me through the day, through the week, through the month and through the year. This is just about the only think I know for sure.

Author: Sean

I am Sean, a writer/PR guy originally from the Rural South who grew up and settled down in Washington, D.C. My interests include local politics, Eastern philosophy, languages and reality television.

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