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The Perplexing Truth about Humanity

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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The Perplexing Truth about Humanity

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to talk

about the perplexing truth about humanity.

There are many things that are

interesting about how humans function.

I don't need to look much further

than my own human experience

to be confused by it all.

One thing that always stood out to

me though, was what the Dalai Lama

said when someone asked him what

surprised him most about humanity.

His response was, "Man, because he

sacrifices his health to make money, then

sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then is so anxious about the future

that he does not enjoy the present.

The result being that he does not

live in the present or the future.

He lives as if he is never going to die

and then dies having never really lived."


That one hits hard.


My hope in sharing quotes like this

is not to make us all feel regret, but

instead to inspire us to look at how

we're navigating our life currently.

And to see if there are any

changes that would help us live

this life more intentionally.

Maybe this quote helps you feel like

you're already aligned in your life,

maybe it doesn't activate anything in

you, or maybe it wakes you up to something

that could shift what you prioritize.

Whatever it is, I'm sending you a lot

of love and empathy as we all navigate

the complications of being human.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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