Wisdom sometimes arises in the middle of a conversation.
And if we are mindful, we can see how it affects both the teller and the listener. That’s how I felt in this exchange recently with someone who was halfway around the world from me, but felt like a neighbor sharing a moment over a backyard fence.
(See I’m Okay for original story by mittaipink
Contoveros says: Well I’ll be damned.
Oh, not really. I’m only saying that as a figure of speech. Nothing I got from any book. Just something I feel.
“I’ll be damned,” in, and of itself probably wouldn’t work as well without the first introductory word; “Well . . . I’ll be . . .”
See. Somethings simply go together better than others.
Like throwing out all of the books. Like starting right where you are, because you “are” okay!
One of my favorite quotes is, that if you see the Buddha on the road, “kill him.”
You . . . me . . . all of us . . . can not be like the Buddha. We can’t live his life. We have to live our own. And if we try to be like another person then we are fooling no one but ourselves (Self?)
So, throw out the books, Have a cup of tea. Meditate. And if you can’t reach that state of bliss on the first try, well, who the hell can? I betcha the Buddha had to “practice,” and “practice,” and “practice” until He got it together.
Sounds to me like you are already half way there!
What a surprise to see this name appearing in your post. You have to marry me now. You didn’t know that?
Well, that was the part of the “Inner Peace” poem I left off: “Whosoever shares their love with another through this poem will be tied to michal j forever.”
It’s something like the “laws of attraction” you hear so much of nowadays.
Enjoyed your company. Read you later. (wink!)
HI Michael, That is such a nice reply. What a natural writer you are! And light hearted too.
Sorry, I can’t marry you, I already am. Thanks for the offer anyway:-)
‘throw out the books, Have a cup of tea. Meditate. And if you can’t reach that state of bliss on the first try, well, who the hell can?’
I like that piece of advice so much.
Yes, the Buddha did go through so many years of trying out different schools of thought and practice till he finally found his own Middle path didn’t he?
Even if we don’t kill him , we needn’t kill ourselves trying to be him all over.
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you! (michael j)