CLARITY IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

 

I hope the month of July surprised you with good things.  

This month seemed long and slow, not because I was bored, but because so many things happened.  It was a full month for me.  So many new experiences.  Both good and not so good.  But even the “not so good” was a gift.  

A friend reminded me that “Clarity is a beautiful thing”.

 

SMALL

 

Try not to sweat the small stuff.  Because in the big picture of things, they really are SMALL.

 

 

HAPPY

 

I am HAPPY.  

Happy to be Here.  Happy to be near the ones I love.  Happy to be doing what I love.  

What are You happy about?  

 

 

WHEN

 

Aren’t you tired of anything that doesn’t bring you peace?

If not, WHEN?

 

REMAIN A BEGINNER

 

“In the Beginner’s mind,” says zen master Shunryo Suzuki, “there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind, there are few.”

Remain a Beginner. 

 

BE WHAT YOU SEEK

 

BE what you seek in others.  

If you seek LOVE.  Be Love.

If you seek understanding.  Give it.

Be that thing you seek from others.

 

 

LISTENING

 

Listening equals Loving.

 

OUR OWN UNGUARDED THOUGHTS

 

“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as Your Own Unguarded Thoughts.” says the Buddha.

 

 

TRY

 

Just because someone else’s path is different than ours, doesn’t mean they are lost.

Just because they don’t do things the way we do, doesn’t mean it isn’t as effective.

I have learned that we are often stuck in our own heads.  Our own experiences.  Our own pain and suffering.  Our own joys.

I’m not going to say that it is easy.  It is a lifetime worth of work being open to others’ ways.  But try.

 

YOU CAN DO ANY THING

 

It is said that “You can do ANY thing.  But you can’t do EVERY thing.”