Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Did anyone do anything super exciting or fun? Anyways, as on a typical Monday post, I am going to present a survey dealing with relationships and/or spirituality, and give my commentary on the results.
I have researched numerous religions and faiths around the world. Throughout my research, one faith that has caught my attention is Buddhism. It seems to be a faith for an individual that is more so spiritual than religious. I found an article on lionsroar.com that speaks to this very idea. They comprised a list of 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path and the list was as follows:
10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path
1. There is no Buddhist God.
2. It’s about your basic goodness.
3. The problem is suffering. The answer is waking up.
4. The way to do that is by working with your mind.
5. No one can do it for you. But you can do it.
6. There is a spiritual, nonmaterial reality.
7. But you don’t have to take anything on faith.
8. Buddhism offers a wealth of skillful means for different people’s needs.
9. It’s open, progressive, and not institutional.
10. And it works.
I am not a Buddhist, but I do believe in a lot of the practices and beliefs it encourages. I like that it does not preach judgement on others, but rather focuses on being one’s best self without pressure. I also like that is not about shaming one for their actions, but rather warning individuals against a struggled mentality. It speaks that people are good, and advises to stay away from a pessimistic attitude. With everything going on in the world, the idea of people being good is one that may be hard to grasp, but I personally try to hold onto the idea that there are more good people in this world than bad.
I love that Buddhism teaches the art of meditation. There are many proven advantages to meditation such as improved concentration, self awareness, happiness, and acceptance, just to name a few. Buddhism aims to cultivate wisdom and states that having a calm, but strong sound mind, is the key to happiness in life. I really enjoy learning more about other faiths. I feel as though it allows for a more broad perspective on the world and humanity.