Our daily activity is centred around ourselves

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Our daily activity is centred around ourselves

Most of our daily activity is centred around ourselves; it is based on our  particular point of view, on our particular experiences and idiosyncrasies.  We think in terms of our family, of our job, of what we wish to achieve,  and also in terms of our fears, hopes, and despairs. All this is obviously  self-centred and it brings about a state of self-isolation, as we can see  in our daily life. We have our own secret desires, our hidden pursuits and   ambitions, and we are never deeply related to anyone, either to our wives,  our husbands, or our children. This self-isolation is likewise the result  of our running away from our daily boredom, from the frustrations and  trivialities of our daily life. It is caused also by our escaping in  various ways from the extraordinary sense of loneliness that comes over us  when we suddenly feel unrelated to anything, when everything is in the  distance and there is no communion, no relationship with anyone. –  Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol XIV, pp 219-220

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