Detatchmment…

Posted in 2009, 206 shit, homies, random thoughts, reflections, social life, Uncategorized by nam on February 18, 2009

So last night i went to a friend’s house for dinner, with a few of our homies. A real mellow intimate vibe lingered the room. For the first time in days, i felt content. I was choppin it up with a good friend of mine that i admire greatly, not just for his music, but how he is and how he has grown and changed as a person. I was choppin it up with him about goals in life and music…and dude hipped me to this quote…

“We have decided that, of all the things we do in our lives, the moments we spend sharing the Word of God with others are invested with special blessings. But we should always remember that the joy we feel when we teach comes from the act of teaching itself, from being engaged in discussion and reflection on the Word of God. If we forget this, other thoughts will be allowed to diminish and even extinguish the light of joy in our hearts. If we give too much importance to how others respond to the Teachings of the Faith, if we are overly affected by other people’s criticisms, if we expect praise for what we do, then we lose the joy of teaching. That which should inspire us to teach is the love of God, not the desire to have success, to receive benefits, to gain recognition or to be praised by others. Detachment from all these things is a requirement of joyful teaching.”

of course, the “word of God” and “teachings of the faith” can be replaced with anything that is relevant to you, whether it be your passion or artform or whatever you do.

but case in point, real talk.

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  1. jb said, on February 19, 2009 at 12:26 am

    ryan ?

  2. nam said, on February 19, 2009 at 1:04 am

    nope. good guess though. =)


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