I wonder how many people in our culture, or any culture for that matter, really understand this teaching:
I know it may be very hard to comprehend the truth of this, especially in the part of the world I live in . . . this way of thinking is not widely taught. Certainly the main stream media, and many other institutions, do not want you or I to think this way – it flies in the face of greed when you think about. It’s also bad for a lot of business.
Put as simply as I can, this is why I like watching butterflies and trees and the wind and the clouds. There is this truth there, life without fear. That is part of what inspires me. Enjoy your Monday.
…ahh yes, it’s a practice and about trying to maintain some balance even while things tilt out of control all around us. I for one am not that enlightened to always be in balance, and even the Dali Lama has said he feels sadness, anger etc. however he deals with those feelings differently than many of us. Thanks for reminding me that today no matter what happens around me I can be the calm in the storm.
You raise a very valid point in that a person can’t live their entire life in such a state, but still it’s worth reminding, and for me it’s only one aspect of finding that always-shifting balance.
Lawrence – It is after all about letting go is it not. I mean we are not in control – that is the illusion so yes – let there be chaos and when you do…… aha there is order – so to speak.
I enjoyed the typohhs- made me laugh as when i was back east last week I picked up a gift for a friend that was all about coffee – You could do wonders with the poster and your talent.
Enjoy the rest of your week – I so so enjoy getting your posts. Short or long
Thanks Vikki for the kind words, they mean a lot.
I do believe there is so much more ‘out there’ that we cannot fully understand, but sometimes can experience . . . and I think that’s really as it should be, something we cannot control . . . and definitely not chaotic.
That’s really nice what you said about the typohhs. A number of years ago now, I showed some of them to a gallery owner in Winnipeg. She wasn’t so kind, but that’s okay . . . she’s really struggling with the changes in taste, still longing for people coming in to buy wildlife prints by Robert Bateman. That was her specialty. The funny thing is that when I studied drawing, my teacher suggested that I follow his work. Obviously I didn’t, mostly because I could never do better than he and I needed to just do my own art.
As for doing wonders, that pretty much sums it up – I’m constantly wondering just what to do with it! 🙂