It is easy to be barbarian, whether it be spilling blood, or swearing curse words. It is much more difficult, and much more noble, to control yourself, and master your mind. The biggest struggle is within.
We can see ourselves clearly, and should be able to see the root of our suffering.
We all are too often waiting to speak, rather than truly listening. Let us not spill out words like water that we cannot collect or is a big mess to clean up.
We may not be able to change the inherent nature of life and behaviours, but we can lean to understand it, appreciate it, and see the beauty in everyday life.
If we can learn to detach ourselves from our own perceptions and understand they are just our past perceptions and they may not be true, then we are more open to new observations, other people’s opinions, and other sides to the story.