A certain shopkeeper sent his son to learn about the secret of happiness from the wisest man in the world. The lad wandered through the desert for 40 days, and finally came upon a beautiful castle, high atop a mountain. It was there that the wise man lived.
Rather than finding a...
that means the awareness to impermanence, being happy at the existence of a moment but knowing it will soon pass...the sadness in happiness. We don't have an english alternative...but I think we need one.
came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment.
"What sort of people live in the next town?" asked the stranger.
"What were the people...
There is a Chinese Proverb that goes something like this…
A farmer and his son had a beloved stallion who helped the family earn a living. One day, the horse ran away and their neighbors exclaimed, “Your horse ran away, what terrible luck!” The farmer replied, “Maybe...
When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your personality. Be active, be energetic be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson
A water bearer in China had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the...
for tomorrow is doing your best today. If we're always thinking about tomorrow we miss out on important, amazing, and special moments today. None of us are promised a tomorrow, so living in the moment is important to practice today.
I visited with the moon tonight
She was full - bright and endless
She reached into my heart
And filled it with love
She cradled me in her warm silvery arms
Her soft voice told me that
I am beautiful...I am love
I have purpose....There is meaning to my life.
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy...
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
If you are honest...
Because I know he has hurt so much
I want to be close but he moves around - slowly but often
I cannot be next to him
I search for the answers from others
There are so many stories
layers of lives spent searching for love
And stories of versions of him
I make guesses
to me without judging me
I want you to give your opinion without giving me advice
I want you to trust me without expecting anything
I want you to help me without deciding for me
I want you to care for me without smothering me
I want you to see me without seeing yourself in me
wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.”
~ Carlos Castaneda
That I'm a tick in just one box,
Like my being is a door,
A single key unlocks,
But let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I hold an untamed ocean,
With a constant changing tide,
I'm home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand...
Your life is a learning process - you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money - it can only be acquired...
I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I...