Have you had enough of real estate? Are you completely disillusioned about the state of our economy? Well, you are not alone. In fact, it’s not just real estate that has us spinning on our own axis at dizzying speeds. It’s our collective attitude about the state of our country, and to a lesser degree, the world. The catch word of today is “confusion and uncertainty” instead of “carpe diem” during the Baroque in the 17th century Europe. No one wants to seize anything unless it’s a bagful of cash and a free trip to Hawaii.
Animals have no doubts because they have no minds (ego). A cat does what a cat is supposed to do without any judgments or considerations. It chases a mouse and if unsuccessful it pursues another option to feed itself. Have you ever seen a cat, or any other animal for that matter, to put its paw on its head saying "you're such a bad cat because you couldn't even catch a mouse?"
Life is difficult. Life is nothing but a battle between dualities or dichotomies. Each side needs the other to survive, to exist. In fact, one without the other has no meaning, no reality. These days life seems to be getting grim for many good folks. Why it happens is not important because we don't seem to learn from our mistakes anyways. Besides the past of a second ago is just as gone, just as ancient, as the Trojan War! There is nothing you can ever do to bring the past back, no matter how persuasive or pious you may be. So, you might as well live for the moment in order to experience the intensity of existence and carry it forward to the future.