Sometimes everything opens up when we hear a teacher say
that there is nothing to do. Sometimes we need to hear
there is no choice, and sometimes we need to hear that
there is a choice.
Nothing is just one way…
Campbell: Ramakrishna once said that if all you think are your sins, then you are a sinner. And when I read that, I thought of my boyhood going to confession on Saturdays, meditating on all the little sins that I had committed during the week. Now I think one should go and say, “Bless me, Father, for I have been great, these are the good things I have done this week.” Identify your notion of yourself with the positive, rather than with negative.
Joseph W. Campbell, Bill Moyers in The Power of Myth
We could do even more. Every night, just before going to bed try to meditate about the positive aspects of the day. As easy as it seems, you may get a surprise.
Inspired in an image of ‘Nicola since 1972′ on flickr
The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.