our kind, eyes are located at the front of the head. Our view is thus
the position of our heads. Conversely, our head position is also
determined by the
how we see depends on which direction we are looking
in. Furthermore, how we are seen depends from which direction we are looked at.
of these limitations can lead to a sense of humility and realism.
seeking truth, allow it to find you instead. Maybe it's just
behind you. Maybe it's already inside you.
Truth is often unclear, frequently non-linear, on
many occasions apparently paradoxical, sometimes subject to change. Although
yearned & striven for, much of the
time, on its arrival, it is unwelcome.
In some quarters, body, mind and spirit are seen as
separate. This perspective is tremendously helpful if the aim is to risk
completely missing the point. When you are worried, can you not feel
it within your body? When you are happy, can it not be seen
in the way you hold yourself?
One should always be cautious about using the words
'always' and 'never'. It's not that they are never helpful; it's just that they
are often misleading.
Sometimes we travel backwards to our destination.
Arriving can then be something of a surprise. More usually arriving at our
destination depends on which direction we're looking in, and our view of the
journey. 'Cannot' is rarely the most effective mode of transport.
The more time we spend looking forwards with
enthusiastic yet careful forethought to embrace the future, the less time we
have to spend looking backwards with regret.
How much I regret spending so much time focused on
It's possible to say the same thing in 10,000
different ways and still fail to convey the point. Failure to convey the point
may be achieved in 10,000 or more different ways. There are more than 10,000
you find you are too close, step well back. Without the freedom
of choice to leave, there is no freedom of choice to stay.
is a privilege of the spoilt.
If something doesn't work, maybe it's just that we're
looking at it in the wrong way. If something does work, maybe it's just that
we're looking at it in the wrong way.
If reality does
not match up to our expectations, we are disappointed. What
if we have no expectations?
A good listener? It is not impossible to listen when
you are talking at the same time, but it is more difficult. It is a skill which
can be learned & developed, but this process usually requires considerable
The value we attach to something is a reflection of
our own value.
Each finger you point points three at you.
see them - but we do.
depends on how you look at it. The universe moves in ways
which are probably impossible for us to understand yet we try to make
sense of them. If a person stands and looks up into the sky,
sooner or later a crowd will gather around them to look in the same
direction, convinced that there must be something significant there.
Those who look into the sky are sometimes called prophets.
The way one manages waiting can be very revealing.
There are, for example: those who ignore queues & the sensitivities of others; those who fret & worry;
those who enjoy the opportunity to relax or observe.
One should be cautious with someone who fails to
distinguish consistently between fact, faith and opinion: they may thus see
their opinions as strong. Therein also lies their weakness. That is my
Those who claim to know the truth are often also well
versed in what is not the truth.
right is not enough.
will tell - possibly.