Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Food for Thought

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Wisdom


Life Offers its Wisdom Generously. Everything teaches. Not everyone learns. Life asks of us the same thing we have been asked in every class: “Stay awake.” Pay attention.” But paying attention is no simple matter. It requires us not to be distracted by expectations, past experiences, labels, and masks. It asks that we not jump to early conclusions and that we remain open to surprise. Wisdom comes most easily to those who have the courage to embrace life without judgment and are willing to not know, sometimes for a long time. It requires us to be more fully and simply alive than we have been taught to be. It may require us to suffer. But ultimately we will be more than we were when we began. There is a seed of a greater wholeness in everyone.



My Grandfather's Blessings
by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
(a Great book, btw)

1 comment:

Melisande said...

Great quote! Hope you had a great holiday!