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Quote of the Day – February 9 2013

“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.”
― Miyamoto Musashi

 

We tend to overlook those things closest to us. Often we take for granted the things and people that help us the most in life because knowing we can count on them, we accept them as being there never quite realizing the gifts they give us every day. Likewise sometimes we miss taking steps towards our goals because they seem so far away. Yep if we hold them in sight they get closer every day. A lot of wisdom can be found in Miyamoto Musashi’s “The Book of the Five Rings”. There are after all many ways to be a warrior.
Blessings, G

 

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Stellar Recital by G A Rosenberg

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Hub by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – April 2 2012

“You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.”
― Miyamoto Musashi, The Book Of Five Rings

So many times we settle on one tool for a particular task. We have one way we meditate. We have one recipe for roasted eggplant. We have one position we sleep in. We hone our tools to perfection and we grow stale. We try to apply our tools to all similar types of problems, sometimes losing sight of whether or not they work. We fear experimentation because the result is unknown. We grow stale and take the simple things for granted. Is this not the opposite of mindfulness? What if instead we decide to approach things differently?

This week I intend to try an experiment. Each day I will try to approach a common task in a new way as if I’ve never done it before. It may be something simple or it may be something more complex depending on the opportunities that the day brings. This could be interesting.

Blessings, G

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Multiversal Gateway by G A Rosenberg

I See Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 16 2011

“It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.”
–Miyamoto Musashi

So true. From things as a child, tying shoelaces, to falling in love, to ending a relationship, to meditating, to any kind of art or martial form. It feels really hard at first. Also as Dave Sims said “Anything done for the first time unleashes a demon” Inner demons released by practice..Then with persistence and practice it becomes easier. Slowly we learn, sometimes faster depending on how much we need the ability or knowledge and how much we have played in that area.
Namaste. -GAR

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Exploration by G A Rosenberg

Words Unspoken, Galaxies Unexplored by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 29 2011

“Do nothing that is of no use”
― Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings

Do Nothing that is of no use. A broad statement indeed. Does not everything have its use? I must ponder on that one. At the very least I feel it may help me with my time management skills. Tho I know it goes much deeper than that. How much of our daily lives could we use better than we do? How many unnecessary conversations? How many unnecessary or even harmful snacks? How much of my FB time is of use? Those are just for instances..More time could be spent on yoga and meditation. More time with family. hmmm much pondering

Note: My blog entries might be a little bit curtailed and more focused on writing than art as I am traveling during this next week. Oh I’ll have an entry every day. Tis a commitment I’ve made and I find the time I spend working on this and making art of use indeed. I was talking to a friend last week about how art was definitely part of my practice and it seems a good one
Namaste

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Reflections – The Bay by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 25 2011

“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet”
― Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

Wow so many great quotes from Musashi’s work, much wisdom and these days it seems everyone exists in a state of conflict, internal if not external. Have we been conditioned to this state? Well, i don’t believe that any government has ever found it in its interest to lower the anxiety level of its populace. An anxious and fearful population does seem much easier to control.
–gar

 

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Drawn in by G A Rosenberg

Drawn in Blue by G A Rosenberg