How do we learn how to live?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
Why do we get worried? (I wonder and I ask you). "Because of the problems," you'll tell me. PREOCCUPATION, my dear brothers, is a habit of very bad taste, IT IS NO USE, it solves nothing; one has to learn to live from instant to instant, from moment to moment.
Why should one worry? ...
So, first and foremost, do not allow the mind and feelings to intrude on the various circumstances of life; THE HUMAN PERSONALITY MUST BECOME QUIET, PASSIVE; this implies, in fact, A TREMENDOUS ACTIVITY OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS; This means learning to live consciously; this means laying the foundations for awakening ...
Everyone would like to see, hear, touch and feel the great realities of the Superior Worlds; more naturally, how could the sleeping ones become experiencers of the great realities? How could those who have Consciousness in dreams be researchers of life in the Suprasensible Regions of Nature and the Cosmos?
If we awaken our Consciousness, we could verify the concrete fact that the world is not as we are seeing it.
Samael Aun Weor. Conference: "The Need to Learn to Live"
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Learning to live is taking life's experiences for self-realization. Life experiences are very useful, many complain about them, repudiate them, judge them, underestimate them, without knowing that they offer us enough teaching material for the development of the essence, for mental growth.
Those who protest the painful experiences of life deprive themselves of the best, flee from the dragon. Experiences, in relation to society, family, work, make our own mistakes pop-out to the surface. For example, in the presence of the insulter, anger surfaces; in the presence of alcohol the self of drunkenness emerges; In the presence of people of the other sex, lust arises ... it is in those moments that it is necessary to be in a state of alert, and vigilant, to observe oneself and get to know one-self.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 91, Chapter: "Saint Christopher, the fight against the Dragon."