some advice on living...
someone asked about what advice, if any, one could give to young people asking for support and guidance in this life.
my response runs along the lines of...
what would I say to young people? pretty much the same message I’d share with adults:
a couple things – first, never ever do soul prostitution; that is, don’t ever go against your deep inner voice, your deep inner knowing. if you know, internally, intuitively, ‘this is a bad idea’ or you’re faced with taking an action that betrays your deep self – don’t do it.
secondly, learn to meditate and research on yourself and your role in this planet from the inside, to balance all the input and investigation you’re doing on the outside, in the external world. try to find out what’s real, inside yourself, and who you really are (and what you came to do here). try to discover something of the divine fragrance of this life – it is precious.
thirdly, laugh as much and as often as you can – take life as a sport, not so seriously. not taking things personally is one secret to a happy, healthy life no matter what obstacles and trials may come.
finally, be grateful to your parents, daily, for bringing you into this life, this world. they’re the vehicle through which you entered this creation (regardless of whatever happened with them AFTER your birth!) and they deserve respect and gratitude, for that. they represent the Cosmic Mother and Father.
there are prob'ly a few other points I could make; these are just a few pieces of hard-won experience off the top of my head.