After discovering Buddhism 6 years ago, I jumped in to reading as much as I could about this ancient philosophy.
Just to be clear: I’m not a Buddhist. I have no spiritual inclinations at all.
I’m just a regular guy who turned to eastern philosophy because I was at rock bottom.
The fact is many people turn to eastern philosophy to overcome whatever is weighing them down, including stress, sources of tension, unhappiness, misfiring relationships, and more.
And before too long I finally realized the cause of my problems.
You see, according to Buddhist philosophy, the main source of suffering was my attachment to things.
I realized I had to stop fretting about my warehouse job (and what I perceived to be a lack of progress in life) and my everyday worries and insecurities.
Instead, I started appreciating my loving family and the freedom I had to do what I wanted in life.
I decided to let go of ideas and images of how I thought things should be...
… And more fully enjoy the way things were.
Today, I’m rarely anxious and I’ve never been happier.
I’m living my life moment-to-moment while focusing on my passion — writing for Hack Spirit’s two million monthly readers.