GURU: Where did you get the idea that you are not good enough?
NOVICE: Do you think that I’m getting better?
GURU: I do; you are getting much better.
NOVICE: That’s where.
Recently a friend said to me…
“When I was young I beat my chest about “giving back”; today I give anonymously.
I once voiced group opinion as my own; today my own is my own.
As a young man I learned WHAT to think; today I am more concerned with HOW.
As a young man I jogged, I went to the gym and I rode a bike. I still do those things.
As a young man I lived within my means; I still do that as well.”
I asked him to lend me some grocery money. He offered to plant me a garden.
And he showed me how to tighten the cable on my bicycle.
Why do we describe God with human traits and attributes?
If God is limited to doing what humans do, only better, how is this helpful?
If we describe God in terms that do not apply to mankind, what would they be?
What are the missing attributes which would complete us?
Do you often wish you possessed the ability to Love at will? Or to stop? At will?
Are there moments in your life when you wish that you possessed total knowledge of past and future as well as current events?
Has there ever been a time in your life when you did not feel powerless when confronted with problems?
Are you troubled when you lose your car keys? Your glasses? The name of a friend or perhaps even a beloved family member?
When you ask for help what new trait or attribute that you feel you lack do you suppose will be present when a solution to a given problem becomes apparent
Reprint from amorphologyologyism.wordpress.com 12.27 2012
By Lee Broom
There is no Truth but Love
And that is not a destination, but the path.
There is in fact, no destination;
There is only Now.
What truth can be for Lovers
Our destiny, the path
The now-ness news of Ever
The abstinence of wrath
Awarenesses yet revealing
The bubbles in the bath
What truth can be for Lovers
Our destiny, the path?
Curiosity killed the cat, caught the catfish and fed Fred. Curiosity is the key to change, discovery and the next thing. Without curiosity there would be nothing new; there would be no joy, no one to read these words. Curiosity feeds fin, fowl and the hairy beast; it draws us to the stars and transforms chimps to champs as the pursuit of solutions straightens the back, calms the brow and finds more and more uses for finger dexterity.
Curiosity compels those who possess it to improve; it enhances desire and defines progress. Plato possessed it. You and I possess it as does the rat in the Skinner cage.
Curiosity gives way to discovery, change and an opportunity to gather knowledge. What will we learn? Can we depend on what we learn? Knowledge often disappoints. Today’s knowledge is soon replaced or enhanced by tomorrow’s startling revelation. We depend heavily on that which promises to fulfill our need for Truth.
To know only a desire to satisfy the most temporary needs of the moment must be the most desperate approach to life, though I doubt that such knowledge is disturbing to chimps.