A Curious Paradox


“Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you had little time left to live–you would waste precious little of it! Well, I’m telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It’s called birth. You don’t have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason–or you will never be at all.”
― Dan Millman


It seems to me a curious paradox. On one side the I that is me is currently living the one life that I have to live. I should live each day as if it were my last one and take death as my advisor. On the other side there is a part of me that is timeless, It is beyond ego and nothing this identified self does or will do in its perceived brief time matters as much as the action itself, one more character that this eternal self plays. From one perspective everything matters because each moment is precious. From the other, its all part of a much bigger picture. Actions now may have ripples later on but then events then may affect this one. Few people tho can be in this world and may maintain an eternal perspective without at least living their temporal life at least a little.
Being happy feels better than the alternatives. The chemicals happiness releases into the bloodstream a lot more pleasant.
Blessings, G


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Quote of the Day – March 21 2013

“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh



I love being alive at this time on this planet!!! I am so thankful for it. In this moment I feel joy and a sense of satisfaction. That doesn’t mean I’m not aware of the million of injustices that go on at any given time nor that I don’t feel the pain of others. Pain and joy are not exclusive of each other and allowing myself to celebrate each moment does not negate compassion. Indeed it gives me the strength to help others and the drive to find opportunities to do so. Compassion feeds compassion and it spreads like a virus… So does joy.
Blessings, G


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