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 – 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

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Reflections – The Bay by G A Rosenberg