Daily Archives: February 7, 2009

your stage … your time

“Look.  This is your world!   You can’t not look.
There is no other world.  This is your world; it is
your feast.  You inherited this; you inherited those eyeballs;
you inherited this world of color.
Look at the greatness of the whole thing.  Look!
Don’t hesitate – look!  Open your eyes, don’t
blink, and look, look – look further.”
Chogyam Trungpa  “Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior”

 

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.”  

From William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

 

An inherited world and a stage on which you are an actor and you have a part to play.  What part are you playing?   Is the dream big enough?  Is the dream worthy?

 

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free to flow

pict0026The natural dance of water as it cascades on its downward trek towards its destination is called flow.  The water is not deterred in seeking its ultimate goal.    Even the obstacles that block the path and flow of water only do so temporality.

Water that is moving has power.   Water that stands still becomes stagnant and polluted.

Our lives are like water in many respects in that we need to keep moving, learning and growing.   To sit still for long periods of time is to grow stagnant. 

What new ideas are flowing within you?

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze” Ralph Waldo Emerson