On Aug 24, 2010 Smita wrote:|
One more comment about this. The passage reminds me of something I read last night from Eknath Easwaran's book "Take Your Time":
"In high school, I had read a story by H.G. Wells about a child who wanders down an unfamiliar street and spots a door in a plain white masonry wall. He opens it and discovers a garden where everything is welcoming and full of peace--a place where he belongs. The next day he tries to go back, but the door has disappeared.
Three or four times after that, as he grows into manhood and climbs the ladder of success, he turns a corner and happens to see the door again, just as he remembers it. He hesitates, but always he has something urgent to attend to and lets the moment go. The years pass and he attains fame and fortune, but he is haunted by regret that he never ventured through his door again.
When I read that story again in the middle of my life, I realized it applied to me. One detail that hadn't meant much when I was younger jumped out at me: every time that fellow sees his door in the wall again and decides to pass it by, he first looks at his watch. He can't take the time to stop to discover what he has always longed for.
In fact, the Buddha says, our constant hurrying is often a kind of anesthesia. It's not convenient to stop to ask big questions; it can even feel threatening. So long as we keep moving, we can put it off."
On Aug 29, 2010 PARAM ESWARAN wrote:|
how i understood it! It is a wonderful piece of insight.
We have many many personalities, faces, upsanddowns, and we came thru all of it with different faces,.Now at the end of the game we are awaiting for.
WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.
we with all the maturity, experience, and deep understanding, tolerance, patience, all good qualities developed at the end of our journey of life....yes we have been waiting forour own matured outlook our peaceful attire, our pleasant face......yes.....many thanks for the inspiration
-d parameswaran, poet and writer www.sunflowerdance.com
On Aug 29, 2010 Satya wrote:|
Intuition always peeks out and sends us messages that are life changing. However, our presence of mind isn't always open to its message that would require us to reflect and change, so we tend to ignore it at the moment. This goes back and forth throughout our lives, I call them tides. The next big "tide" is even deeper, stronger and life changing in its message in other forms that we can't ignore and we are forced to make decisions from. This can immobilize us out of fear of the unknown. It is in our sitting in it, with it and working around it, with humility, the stillness and patience in waiting for its answer while maintaining peace of mind and presence too that we are living in the the ONE that is our innate wisdom. We then know what life really is and really isn't.
On Nov 7, 2018 Christopher Szumlanski wrote:|
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