You have to be careful; you have to be conscious.
If you become unconscious when you’re trying to cook? You will end up putting sugar where you should put salt; you will put salt where you should put sugar. And that’s a disaster.
So! What about life? When you drink water, do you have to be careful? What do you think? Otherwise, you’ll choke on it. And that’s not a pleasant experience, is it?
When you eat, do you have to be careful? Or you slurp? No! You have to be careful. When you live your life, do you have to be careful, or do you ... ? Are you careful? No, you’re not! Nope, absolutely not. Otherwise, this whole “hurt my feelings” thing would never happen!
That’s like, you’re looking over there and you’re cutting, and “Oops!” And here’s the problem. You’re going to need a sharp knife! To cut vegetables, you need a sharp knife! And of course, if you misuse it, it’ll cut you even more. You’ve got to be aware, got to be conscious.
So, this whole thing of, “Yeah, that person hurt my feelings. That person said that to me, and that person didn’t do that, and that person ... .” Please, live your life consciously. Don’t let these trivial things happen. It wastes too much money, too much effort, too much energy, too much everything that may be dear to you. It’s not worth it.
Live this life so you enjoy every day. You need peace. As a human being, you need peace. You have to have peace. Whatever you are trying to acquire… Whatever knowledge you’re trying
to acquire in this world – you need to find peace. Not the Google-search peace. Not the DuckDuckGo peace. But the peace that is in your being.
If you’re not going to make it happen, who is?