I wanted to share a piece from ‘Burgs’ -Mt.Wolf and ‘Exit With Burgs’ -Mt.Wolf. They are both recordings of a piece spoken by a man named Burgs overlapped with music.
Burgs is a meditation teacher who’s travels and experiences have led him to teach others the way of finding some kind of peace through meditation and self-reflection. Ever since finding these pieces on Spotify I listen to them when I find myself contemplating purpose, happiness, and need a moment of inspiration in my day to day life. If you are interested in mindfulness, meditation, and similar excerpts from his studies I recommend looking him up on YouTube, and I hope you relate to the impact of his words as I have.
I highly recommend reading both of these while also listening to them as the music and his voice, are very soothing.
“I think if I could get you to do one thing, I would say that when you get to the point that you really feel highly motivated towards keeping your virtue, then you’ll discover quite quickly just how extraordinary a life was meant to be- could be.
And it’s just we get so messy. It’s not that we are doing lots of wrong things, but our mind is so messy. We don’t keep it simple, and we end up making the life we are living so in-ordinarily complicated- and completely unnecessarily. And it’s such a shame to end up feeling in a real muddle when actually, you ought to be having the time of your lives.
It doesn’t actually take very much to make the deepest part of us incredibly happy. Just to be here… just to appreciate being here. To feel that you’re alive. To be in touch with your heart. That’s it.
It takes mindfulness to come to a human life, and then above that it takes mindfulness and virtue to come to a fortunate human life. The chance to be a part of this happens briefly. The invitation is not to show how inventive or imaginative you are, but how much you can notice what you’re already part of. And appreciate it, and share it… and care about those that are around. Look out for their welfare while you are looking out for your own, that’s it. And then you’ll get to the end of it having had an awesome time. That- that was something you would recommend to others.
You all know, you all know this place inside where it’s alright. You all know that when you let the ego go it’s not this black hole that you drop into. You all know it… why can’t you do it? Yet the world is creaking under the strain of this in-ordinarily complicated mass of humanity and actually you know, it’s really simple.
When you came here, you came here with a sense of awe and wonder dying to just see what it was all about. You know, it’s like ‘what would it be like? To be down there on Earth, to be a part of it?’ And you came here with a sense of wonder and somehow… the wonder of it wasn’t enough or you… stopped wondering, and you started wondering about yourself. And in your wondering about yourself you forgot- what you came here for. What you came to be a part of.”
“Reflect upon this simple statement: He who is of two needs and easy to serve, swiftly finds peace and is already close to happiness. The more complicated we make ourselves, the more complicated is our idea of ourself. The more we will perceive our needs to be, the more of a burden we will be to this planet whilst we spend our time here pursuing those needs.
The truth is the only real needs are food, shelter, and companionship and everything else is a bonus. One who is content with food, shelter, and companionship treads lightly on this world, and swiftly get to the point where there is something to give back. But one who is not content with that, who feels they need an extraordinarily elaborate array of things in their lives to feel that their life is meaningful… makes an awful ruckus in their time upon this planet.
Somebody asked me, do we all have inside us… that pure part- that pure consciousness? And the answer is yes.
‘Exit With Burgs’ -Mt.Wolf.