Maybe we have a plan to trek across the world to somewhere…ah India it is. There is a good chance that we have a romantic notion about it. It sounds like quite the enlightening and illuminating journey. We might not like to think about the reality of it; the rigors and difficulties we might face. We may be quite comfortable now and would not want to trade. However, sometimes comfort breeds discomfort. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. So we hang on to this romantic idea but we must realize that it is pointless. It is better to concentrate on what is in front of us. Something that you really do. Even if we take our trip to India, it may not be as we thought. We have conceptions about what it would be like, but most likely our conceptions would not be totally accurate. This isn’t to say one should not go. Just be aware you will find reality and not your conceptions.
Friday, January 23, 2015
A reporter once asked a man; “As you must know, your neighbor is extremely famous. I am doing a story on him. Can you tell me what he is really like?” The man softly replied: “I do not know who he is.” The reporter suspiciously said “I was told that you have been neighbors for many, many years. How could you know nothing of him?” The man responded: “Mercury and Venus are neighbors, yet what can they truly tell you of each other.”
Thursday, January 22, 2015
So many books, so many scholars and if one wants to be cynical, so many dollars to be made. All the books and sages of the world are illusionary. A million books and billions of words and they are all useless without being put into practice. What is real is what is in front of you now and what you do with it; not yesterday’s leftovers or tomorrow’s promises. There is talk and there is action. There are a lot of talkers in the world but not so many doers. Talk does not chop the wood, carry the water, or cross the river. Action does.