Ancient Wisdom for First Responders

Ancient Wisdom for First Responders

Ancient wisdom teaches us we can only look after others if we look after ourselves first. Some people think it’s noble to damage or even destroy yourself helping others, but it’s not being responsible for yourself, and it’s a waste of resources. What about all the people you could have helped in the future if you didn’t damage or destroy yourself?

In my long healing journey of personal growth I researched many different sources of wisdom. I like the Western philosophy that says people learn by interacting with their environment, that is, we learn from our experiences. The best way to learn about life is to decide what you want to do, then take action. And when I started learning the Ancient Wisdom I found it says the same thing.

This means we can shape our personality by creating positive experiences for ourselves.

Much of the Ancient Wisdom speaks to my heart. But I don’t admire it just because it’s from long ago and far away. Ancient societies didn’t have hot and cold running water or electricity. I admire them because it was a time when monks and sages dedicated their entire lives to figuring out the ideal way to live. And they passed down what they learned to younger monks for hundreds of years.

It teaches life lessons normally impossible to learn in one lifetime.

Ancient Wisdom agrees with or surpasses Western Philosophy in ideas such as loving all people, forgiving those who shouldn’t be forgiven, being grateful, and the best thing to think about is usually just what’s happening now right in front of you.

It says the ideal way to live is to be positive, optimistic, kind and generous, and be open and accepting to all people at all times. Avoid disturbing yourself or others, both physically and mentally. Learn love, gratitude, forgiveness, and personal responsibility. True happiness can be found through selfless service to others.

Ancient Wisdom says to do the right thing even if nobody will ever know, because you’ll know.

And Ancient Wisdom recommends Meditation, which is a greatly underestimated healing method, both for physical and psychological ailments. I’m not talking about being a monk. I’m only talking about sitting quietly a few minutes each day. You can learn to live a peaceful life in the middle of today’s hectic society, with joy, meaning and purpose, fulfillment and contentment. You can live by your own rules, and be a productive, contributing member of society.

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Kind regards,
Ken Lapp
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