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SATISFACTION- WHERE TO FIND IT IN LIFE?

CATEGORY: KIDS & FAMILY

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Where do you find satisfaction in life? In material things? In your relationship/ children/ family? If there is something that I love about my mom it is her ability to say without pleasantries, how the things are. In Buddhist teaching, they say that those closest to you act as your mirror. In practice, it means that they show you what you don’t want to see. In my case, my mom has never nourished my “poor me” feelings. There is no point in complaining to her. When you are finished, she will tell you that you should meditate more often to see that your problem is not real. We live in Samsara, thus we suffer. It is tough love.

As much as I did not like this approach when I was younger, now I appreciate it. Why am I talking about it? After another one of my whining sessions, she advised me to watch “My Reincarnation”. A documentary about Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Tibethan Buddhist Master of Dzogchen and his son.

Did I wanted to see some film at that moment? No. I wanted her to feel sorry for me. I did not succeed. My mom kept asking me every day whether I watched the movie. So one day, when I stopped being angry with her for not understand me, I watched it.

It is a beautiful movie that made me realize how much I distanced myself from the education that my parents gave me. My mom thinks that I am wasting my time not to follow what they installed in me. And that is a daily meditation practice.

I remember learning how to meditate when I was at elementary school. When I was at University, I started travelling around Europe to different meditation retreats. I practiced Buddhist meditation most of my life and stopped after silent retreat in India. Why? I found it difficult to unite my daily work life and meditation practice. I felt that if I can’t live in some remote Himalayan monastery, I can’t really follow what I believed. And let’s be honest, living normal life with all its glitters seemed much more exciting.

Lately I started to feel that there was something missing in my life. From outside, one can think that I have it all- a healthy daughter, an amazing husband and a job that sounds great. But as they say in the documentary, if you have a goat, you have goat problems. If you have money, you have money problems. No matter what your material situation is, you will keep having problems unless you stop being attached to it. Finding long-term satisfaction in external things is not possible.

This documentary was something long due. In light of recent hoo-ha around Pokémon Go I realized that our society prefers losing itself in virtual world instead of bettering itself. And it is very sad.

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Outfit: Lalabu Soothe Shirt c/o, H&M loose pants (similar style), earrings from South Africa, bracelets: Bucherer and Turquoise, Chanel handbag and Birkenstock Madrid sandals.

Photos by Surekha Yeshwanth.


19 Comments
  • Erin
    11.08.2016

    So sweet! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • Jamie
    11.08.2016

    Great photos, so sweet!

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    • Miri
      12.08.2016

      Thank you, Jamie!
      X
      Miri

  • kali
    10.08.2016

    aw what sweet photos~
    Xx
    Kali
    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com
    @love_laugh_explore

  • Amanda Brezovsky
    10.08.2016

    These photos of you and Chloe Sofia are gorgeous! She looks so content being snuggled up to you. Enjoy those moments. I miss Ava being that small and snuggling up to me like that. Everything you talked about in this post is true. I feel that we all “suffer” from it too. Being wrapped up in our daily lives or escaping into a digital world. If I had more time I would meditate. I only get 2 hours to myself each day to get chores done, get myself ready, eat breakfast, answer work emails, catch up on blogs, and then usually Ava is awake from her nap haha. Once she goes to bed, I finish up any chores, eat dinner, work on my blog, shower, and go to bed myself. Mom life at its finest lol.

    enchantingelegance.net

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      WOW! Amanda, I admire how you manage to do so much in only 2 hrs! Your blog is wonderful and I admire your growing Instagram following. You are amazing! X, Miri

  • Dasynka
    10.08.2016

    I can’t describe how much I agree all your words. And I think exactly like you. Todey people have lost the meaning of life, they don’t know how build relationships and are attacched to material things. It’s so sad. And it’s rare find a real person like you. Thank you for sharing.
    http://dasynka.com/

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on that, Dasynka! X, Miri

  • Carolin
    10.08.2016

    Amazing post, totally enjoyed reading it! The pictures are super cute 🙂

    What about following each other?

    Caro x

    http://nilooorac.com/

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      Hey Caro, that is a great idea! Hugs, Miri

  • Cecelia Smith
    10.08.2016

    So amazing photos!
    xo
    http://www.missydress.com.au

  • Laura Mitbrodt
    10.08.2016

    These photos are so adorable! You look amazing
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      Thank you, Laura. X, Miri

  • sofia biffi
    10.08.2016

    This post and especially what you wrote is very interesting and hard to explain and understand….I think that first of all we can find satisfaction inside ourselves…..and then in others…..I’m always fighting inside me and with catholic/popular beliefs my parents teached me and I’ve always refused…..and is just for this, for not yet have reached my balance, I’m not totally satisfied….I think that in a second time we can find satisfaction in other people or life’s aspects….in my opinion in love, career, success…..

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Hugs,
      Mi

  • Maggie Krol
    10.08.2016

    Beautiful photos!
    http://www.maggiekrol.com

    • Miri
      10.08.2016

      Thank you Maggie. X, Mi

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