Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Two Nuggets of Wisdom

ONE:
The world may be known
Without leaving the house;
The Way may be seen
Apart from the windows.
The further you go,
the less you will know.
[Tao Te Ching #47]


Diesel's Commentary: Deepak Chopra asks "How can you tell the difference between a spiritual person and a non-spiritual person?" He says: You can't. The only difference is that person's INTENTION. You don't have to "drop out" of your current life & surroundings to have a spiritual life. The joy is finding it right where you are. If you think you're going to find it somewhere else or with someone else that's probably not going to happen. You'll end up just moving from place to place... looking for that illusive "it." It's so subtle and profound it's right underneath our noses.

TWO:
If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is, "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is, "Probably because of something you did."
[Jack Handy]


Diesel's Commentary: Hahahaha.... that is one of the funniest things I've ever read.

3 comments:

Erin said...

hahaha...that is my most favorite Deep Thought ever! I love quoting it to people.

Anonymous said...

"You don't have to "drop out" of your current life & surroundings to have a spiritual life. The joy is finding it right where you are. If you think you're going to find it somewhere else or with someone else that's probably not going to happen. You'll end up just moving from place to place... looking for that illusive "it." It's so subtle and profound it's right underneath our noses."

I would like to reply with a song by Nichole Nordeman...it goes a little deeper into what you're saying right here. :)

Bright are the stars that shine in somebody else's sky
Green is the grass that grows some place different
More possibilities, more than You offered me
More than I care to see from a distance

I was certain that the truth would be
In a place that kept eluding me
But every stone turned and unturned again
Would only serve to prove
That I never had to move to find You

And You will always be
The only love I'll ever know, home
And You have made for me
The only place I'll ever go, home

God, for the shameless pride
The times when I rolled my eyes
To laugh at simplicity, show me mercy
Knowing what I know now it's hard to imagine how
I could feel anything but unworthy

And the mystery of Your love for me
Is not as hidden as it seemed to be
Should have known then when You said to me
"Seek and you will find"
It was right here all the time

And You will always be
The only love I'll ever know, home
And You have made for me
The only place I'll ever go, home

I believe in the quest and the journey
I believe that the answers come in time
And where we begin is where we arrive

And You will always be
The only love I'll ever know, home
And You have made for me
The only place I'll ever go, home

Sorry that's so long...I just really love that song...it's one of my favorites of hers. :)

Anonymous said...

i forgot to say, that was me, allison! :)