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Just a tiny thing

Postby blackspaven » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:09 pm

A friend the other day said something so simple but something that struck a chord within me:

There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing.

Made a lot of sense of the beauty of every aspect of the world and reminded me that all nature is beautiful, it's just how you choose to look at it and what perspective you have at that moment. It's hard not getting lost in the stresses of everyday life and actually taking note of the tranquility in even the most angry of storms.
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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby cooran » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:10 pm

Hello blackspaven,

Your post reminds me of a Shakespearian quote: '' for there is nothing either good or
bad, but thinking makes it so.''

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quote ... king-makes

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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby manas » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:03 am

Hi blackspaven,

that reminded me of something...
there was this book where I read Ajahn Chah had said, if someone dropped something into a deep hole, a hundred people would reach down and say, "I can't reach it, this hole is too deep!", but not even one would say, "my arm is too short!" (or words to that effect).

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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby moonlight » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:18 am

That makes sense,always choosing to see things and person happily,chasing the bright side of life,the darkness will disappear. :jumping:
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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:03 am

Two men looked out through prison bars.
One saw mud; the other, stars.


... which my father quoted to me when I was a kid, often enough that I remembered it and have been quoting it to others ever since. :smile:

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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:02 am

Very nice quotes! Things do definitely depend on how you look at them. Unfortunately, I'm rather pessimistic about a lot of things, even though I know I shouldn't be. I've just always been that way, and, as we all know, habitual patterns are hard to break...
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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:17 am

theravada_guy wrote:Very nice quotes! Things do definitely depend on how you look at them. Unfortunately, I'm rather pessimistic about a lot of things, even though I know I shouldn't be. I've just always been that way, and, as we all know, habitual patterns are hard to break...

The realisation I have put in bold is the first step to breaking negative habits, and you have taken that step - congratulations! :smile:
Seeing that you have a choice is crucial.

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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby JackV » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:39 pm

blackspaven wrote:A friend the other day said something so simple but something that struck a chord within me:

There's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing.

Made a lot of sense of the beauty of every aspect of the world and reminded me that all nature is beautiful, it's just how you choose to look at it and what perspective you have at that moment. It's hard not getting lost in the stresses of everyday life and actually taking note of the tranquility in even the most angry of storms.


I like that
Here where a thousand
captains swore grand conquest
Tall grasses their monument.
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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby JackV » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:40 pm

cooran wrote:Hello blackspaven,

Your post reminds me of a Shakespearian quote: '' for there is nothing either good or
bad, but thinking makes it so.''

http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quote ... king-makes

wh metta
Chris


Hamlet is awesome. That one play has so many quotable and deep words and concepts.
Here where a thousand
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Tall grasses their monument.
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Re: Just a tiny thing

Postby pegembara » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:02 am

Let's suppose that rain washes out a picnic. Who is feeling negative? The rain? Or YOU? What's causing the negative feeling? The rain or your reaction? When you bump your knee against a table, the table's fine. It's busy being what it was made to Be -- a table. The pain is in your knee, not in the table. The mystics keep trying to tell us that reality is all right. Reality is not problematic. Problems exist only in the human mind. We might add: in the stupid, sleeping human mind. Reality is not problematic. Take away human beings from this planet and life would go on, nature would go on in all its loveliness and violence. Where would the problem be? No problem. You created the problem. You are the problem. You identified with "me" and that is the problem. The feeling is in you, not in reality.



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