Hi Mike;

Sorry but I see no contradition. Unless you explain where do you see 
the contradition, no idea what you mean.
Mayka
 
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mike brown <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Hi Mayka,
> 
> I hope this helps to clarify.
> 
> You wrote:
> >Third Paragraph; (I've copied everything here because I don't see 
> >this in the same way as you do)
> 
> Jody wrote:
> > Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we 
> > might
> > > aswell dance.
> 
> I wrote:
> > Again, by hoping for something in the future or for some other 
> situation different to what we have now, we never truly face this 
> moment and learn to accept what we have. Why should the taxi-driver 
> be feeling that the old woman's life is somehow terribly sad and 
that 
> he was her knight in shining armour? Maybe she felt she had a good, 
> long life and now was her time to say goodbye to this life. Should 
we 
> feel sorry for Muhammed Ali because he has Parkinsons disease? Or 
> that that Jody is blind? How do we know that they haven't embraced 
> and accepted what life has dealt them? When we become sentimental 
we 
> tend to see the world, and the people in it, the way we think it 
> >should be and not how it actually is."
> 
> Mike
>



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