Medieval Tibetan Buddhism says to hipsters, “just stop already”

Lojong is some seriously old-school mind training.

It’s survived this long for a reason – it’s good.

How good?

12th Century Tibetan Buddhism good.

There are many aphorisms in its teachings – each short, yet holding a lot of wisdom.

One that I’m thinking of right now:

“Don’t misuse the remedy”.

A basic example – think of someone who travels all the time, who posts #TravelIsLife and #TakeMeBack everywhere. They’ve seen all the airports and Westernised tourist traps on the planet.

Does travel broaden the mind?

Sure – it’s the remedy for a closed mind.

But some folks misuse it, using travel as a form of self-indulgence – a distraction from their real issues.

That’s a trivial example though… unless you’re one of their friends, that is. Especially if you’re the sort who broadens your mind through study instead of tourism. I remember someone judging me, treating me like some insular hermit, because I’d never had the opportunity to vomit all over myself in a different country.

Here’s a more serious example:

You can use hypnosis to become neurotic, emotionally unstable, toxic and cut off from your own unconscious. I know, because I’ve seen it.

Heck, there are entire schools of NLP built around this practice.

Lojong says it best when it says, don’t do this.

That’s why it pays to have a hypnotist work with you with this.

One you can trust.

One who has your best interests at heart and has the skills to handle whatever you throw at them.

I’ve been doing this for years. You can read all about it on my website. And if that’s not enough, I have plenty of free and affordable resources to help you get to know my style better.

Or you can skip all that and read why other folks trust me here:

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