My summation of this excellent article is that while many can cross the important threshold of the “accepting responsibility” part of karma, few follow through with the “take action based upon the unlimited potential of the eternal moment” part. This is called being chained by one’s karma, or as some famous Greek once said: being as rational as our emotions allow us to be. If I know what I want and how to get it then I just do what has to be done to get it, simple. Many times, though, we don’t know what to do; or worse yet don’t even know what we want. Other times we know what we should do, but like Kris here so aptly describes, we just can’t seem to do it! Our minds get clouded with delusions; we make excuses instead of taking action. Buddhist practice is about allowing pure wisdom to well up from the depths of our lives in the present moment. ‘Just do it!’ is the call to substitute faith for wisdom when faced with seemingly unsurmountable obstacles; and REAL faith is action, not belief. If a faith practice is strong, little belief is required by the practioner. Healthy belief naturally grows from actual proof. So, yes, just do it! Our lives are a laboratory experiment. If the faith action you employ doesn’t lead to progress try something else. Faith actions must lead to actual proof! If they don’t, then their premise was false; their action weak. Change your object of faith.

SGI Buddhist, Loves Irish and Latin American Literature, History buff, knows a great deal about Medicare

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