Some say that it’s okay to enjoy downtime with yourself. Mostly, it may be doing nothing but on the phone browsing, playing mobile game, or watching various Netflix TV shows.
On that, sometimes ago that I measured how much my downtime in a week, and then a month that I spent more those kind of nothing. Turned out, it was a massive hours of over 20 hours in a week, and over 80 hours a month. With such, I possible could be able to get a master degree in a year or so. Therefore, I stopped my every night downtime of computer gaming, and weekend mahjong, and applied for a distance learning MBA in UK. In next few years, I was back to UK for a week every year for 3 times, studied every nights after work, and took exams. After a long thesis done, I got my MBA in the 4th year. It is not a story about getting a master degree….
The point is no one change your world, but only yourself. The motivation to change can be you find something meaningful, or not meaningful on spending your time on.
In a world of convenience in getting your downtime occupied, swamping yourself with digital socializing, it is easily be loosing your control of time. When my friend said “why run when you can walk”, I said “why walk when you can run”. Your energy, passion, or motivation is not always at same level as you want. When you can learn more, earn more, gain more, I suggest to spend more time in something meaningful to yourself. If you are a parent, don’t ask your child to keep learning but you have to do it first.
like … agree on everything you said, read your mind, understand you, treat you like how you treated them, be the same person they were before, and the worst…… always love you if you don’t offer your love in the first place….. Please stop doing any one of them.
It’s been a while from the DunHuang trip. Now it’s the final touch up of the drawing of Buddhism inspiration. It has a blessing in the 3 circles representing Buddhish 三寶是佛教術語，指佛寶 (Buddha)、法寶 (Dhama)、僧寶 (Sangha). See more drawings at http://www.cheerbox.com.hk
To summarise my greatest inspiration from Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche’s talk tonight is about “Awareness”. When you aware of your feeling or thought, you know how to handle your anger, sadness, worry or panic. No need to control it, but to learn to be with it, be friend with it. Obstacles in life help us grow in our wisdom and capabilities. Moreover, recognize 5 positive things in everyday, the negative ones will be easily diminished.