It was November 6th 2014 when I first read about the Four Noble Truths. I was sitting at breakfast in Marrakech and curious to know what my day was about to bring. This was my first day in Morocco on a 12-day journey. I didn’t know it then, but the Four Noble Truths were already set in motion to change my life.
The Four Noble Truths are taught in Buddhism. Growing up as a nice catholic girl who went to Emmanuel College in Boston, Buddhism was new to me. The Four Noble Truths ended up in my coffee that morning for a reason. This is where Global Joy starts.
Global Joy is a company that helps facilitate health, happiness, and freedom from suffering. The Four Noble Truths, as described in many texts:
I was reading about Dukkha every second I was not engaged in Moroccan culture. These moments were mostly in the car driving through desert and mountains. I was so engaged in learning about suffering and how to put an end to mine.
Throughout the whole trip things and experiences kept lighting up areas in my own life where I was struggling. I was so naïve to the fact that I could be suffering. The truth is that we all suffer from our own internal state unless devoted to a life of renunciation, detachment, generosity, loving-kindness, sympathy, gentleness, and wisdom.
While I was on this journey, I wanted to believe so badly that I was devoted to all those things. I wasn’t. No matter how hard I tried to look past it, I wasn’t aligned with those things and I opened the door to an entirely new awareness.
My question to you: What are you devoted to? Is it deep down greed and hatred? Is it surrendering? being kind? being loving?
Devotion, its a strong word. Are you devoted to anything?
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