Quote of the Day – August 1 2012

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him. ”
–Buddha

 

What does a healthy society / world look like? We look around and most of us agree that this world is hurting. People seem to be doing some pretty nasty things to each other and themselves. Many of us can point to the symptoms and many can see causes. Here comes the tricky question. How can we achieve health and what does it look like? Can we even describe a vision of it that does not include a negation of the sickness? How do we reach a world that is healthy for all? What is the vision?

Blessings, G

 

About the picture (s): I was playing around with pictures of jellyfish and she called me. She wanted to swim and dance among them. She felt it could be done and so she drew me to her and I drew her (or composited her perhaps) The seas changed but there she was. Now she has a life that could easily continue beyond the frame of the picture. I can imagine the life and she whispers parts of it to me. Strange the relationship we have with our creations.

 

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Imaginary Swimmer by G A Rosenberg

Imaginary Swimmer with a Colourcast by G A Rosenberg

8 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – August 1 2012”

  1. Well – all utopian visions throughout history have failed – perhaps we need to continue to cultivate compassionate awareness and acceptance of what is but continue to work for positive change – what choice do we have between that and giving in to total despair?

    1. Not much of a choice , your option sounds good, well that and have fun doing it 🙂

      Do you suppose most have failed because of the Omelas factor? That someone somewhere has to pay for the utopia for the rest?

        1. Well the story is by Ursula Le Guin and its called The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas…I’m pretty sure you can find it online

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