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On Living and Dying Day 4 by Trevor Washington

Another way of getting at what has been one of my lifelong struggles.

The Seeker's Dungeon

Overcoming Fantasy On the Road to Living an Authentic Life

By Trevor Washington

The line between following our dreams and living in a fantasy world can become blurry when we never accept the present moment. The here and now is the only thing that we can count on, but it never seems to be enough.

One of the greatest and seemingly inhuman spiritual virtues is contentment. I say inhuman, because it seems to go against our very being. We strive as a species to constantly progress, every generation trying to be better than the one before. It would seem that the struggle to better ourselves is built into our very DNA. It is what has allowed us to thrive as a species. It very well might be what destroys us in the end.

But on a personal level, how do we choose to be happy, to be satisfied, when our brains…

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3 responses to “On Living and Dying Day 4 by Trevor Washington

  1. TamrahJo May 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hard for the next generation to fix our bad decisions – and the bad decisions made by the generation before, when they enter a world geared to tell them everything they do is wrong – which is basically what I spent two days listening to – on the one hand, why ‘this is the greatest, bring your checkbook…” BUT also, “…what is the reputation of this generation? Lazy? YES! Too Casual? YES!” – – Takes some pretty strong character to fight against the world who looks to you to fix the problems all while asking you to do everything like they did – 🙂 Will be interesting to see what happens… 🙂

  2. cinthiaritchie May 5, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Loved this, especially the part about living in contentment. I feel content when I’m running and swimming. The rest of the time, not so much. Something to work on, eh? Cheers and thanks for reposting this.

    • kingmidget May 5, 2016 at 6:23 am

      It goes back to the post I wrote about yearning. I’ve spent my life wishing for something I didn’t have instead of being satisfied and happy with what I have. I’m working on it.

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