Hi Al, Wow. sweat blood and tear. _/\_
May I point out, no matter what we do to the world. The sun still rises
every morning. Birds still fly and flower still bloom.
Let go of our judgmental mind is the "change". Even that needed to be
done without "expectation".
Often it is the expectation that is costly.......
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > This was a very good poem. I mean it. I enjoyed
> this little peak at your life.
> One of the things that has been the most valuable to me about zen is
> not to be afraid of thoughts.
> I am not sure if that can be addictive though??
> Sometimes I try to maintain a positive attitude and then at some
> point I am acting in the passive aggressive mode because the positive
> is so negative to me that I am twisted inside out.
> So taking a step back and being honest about what is upsetting to me
> can be a big release and then I have less tension and stress about
> the situation and it is not so hard to be positive about it because I
> am being positive while I acknowledge to myself what I do not like
> about the situation and then I pray:
> LORD, GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE
> THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN
> AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE
> That WISDOM has cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars, perhaps
> even more, not to mention many years, many tears, many friends, and
> even some blood.
> Best wishes,
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