Recently I slowed down to Savor the effects of wishful thinking around me. I felt deprived of what I love the most wisdom, for I soon realized that the world is so much in a hurry to let go of meaningful living and in return is absorbing the flaccid information obtained from the social media.
In search for more I discovered Crazy wisdom or yeshe chölwa (Tibetan: ,ཡེ་ཤེས་འཆོལ་བ Wylie: ye shes ‘chol ba, literally: “wisdom gone wild”. This allowed me I realize that ordered chaos sometimes opens us up to simple truths the in the end make meaning and give effect to life. Beauty is for me an opportunity to read words of wisdom from men and women that have seen the world from perspectives different from mine. It is also true that “Each body has its art-Gwendolyn Brooks”
In an attempt to regain my sanity I went looking for words of encouragement and I found these words of wisdom which I believe you would find most useful especially as we gradually round up the year 2013
-“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” And Bellow: “You can spend the entire second half of your life recovering from the mistakes of the first half.”
-“To believe in God means to take for granted that it is man’s destiny to rise above the brute and to eliminate all forms of violence and exploitation from human society.”
-And this, from David Ben-Gurion: “Thought is a strenuous art — few practice it, and then only at rare time
-Being given a Torah scroll to read and refusing to read it, being given a cup of blessing to say grace and refusing to say it, and taking on airs of authority.”
-“If young people say to you, ‘Build the Temple,’ do not heed them. But if elders say to you, ‘Destroy the Temple,’ heed them. For building done by young people may be equivalent to destruction, while the destruction done by old people is equivalent to building.”
-From Leonard Cohen: “The older I get, the surer I am that I’m not running the show.”
-Cohen also made this wise statement: “When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you.”
-there’s no success like failure/ And that failure’s no success at all.”
– “Someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo. I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.”
Having a personal philosophy may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.
by Lemony Snicket
“But in the End “The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right”