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There may not be many people that are never dissatisfied. Thus, if you find yourself being dissatisfied with your life…not doing what you would like to do…doing what you don’t really like to do…

In order to get a handle on such situation you might want to analyse it during a more clear moment of your day, so that you might find a solution to it (as for most people just making a decision to change is usually not enough):

Factors involved:

  • Diminished mental life
  • Perceptions of various burdens or burdensome things
  • Applied and sustained thought (thinking about the burdensomeness/vainness of life)
  • Sadness
  • Weakness/Lack of power
  • Conflicting desires
  • Confusion
  • Unpleasant Feelings
  • Disinterest
  • Perhaps occasional decisions to change your life
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness

Very often this simple act of analysing will already give you a good clue to the solution of your problem. As you look on to these factors, you might want to find a way to bring into your life factors that are opposed to these.

Factors such as:

  • A rich Mental Life
  • Focusedness on some worthy goal
  • Calmness of Mind
  • Inner Joy
  • Collectedness
  • Inner Strength
  • Etc.

Usually the best way to bring factors into one’s life that are opposed to those mentioned above, is by finding an embodiment of such opposite factors. But even if one does not find a perfect embodiment of all wholesome mind states that one hopes to possess oneself,…looking around oneself and becoming keenly observant, one may occasionally find oneself in contact with people who possess at least some of those. Labelling their mental condition allows one to think about it, and thinking about a certain thing, allows one to develop a definite intention. Thus, a person can make a start in generating kamma that is directed at an improvement of his life.

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