Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Maybe it is the year past; you know, 2009; going outside for the first time and now wanting to get outside every single day and now thinking of 2010 and how am I to think of this year: I mean is it "Two Thousand Ten" or "Twenty Ten?" The thought of it is making my head explode.

The beer makes me tired.

Susan is sleeping. She's been under the weather all day. And there's another thing that makes my head explode; what exactly does THAT mean?!

Bruce has been busy making changes on his website all day, meditating, watching football, writing, and filling his glass repeatedly with wine--while Susan sleeps, I might add. I need another beer.

Enough of that!

I want to share this with you.

I think it is a good way to start the new year.

I read it this morning. It's from Eknath Easwaran; his Thought for the Day:

"As an irrigator guides water to the fields, as an archer aims an arrow, as a carpenter carves wood, the wise shape their lives."
– The Buddha

"The glory of the human being is our ability to remake ourselves. The Buddha is very rightly called the Compassionate One because he holds out hope for everybody. He doesn’t say our past has been dark, therefore our chances are dim. He says whatever our past, whatever our present, the sky is bright for us because we can remake ourselves.

"The Buddha says, be a good woodworker. Consciousness is the wood, and you can make it take any shape you like. Just as a carpenter works the wood to build a house or a fine piece of furniture, similarly we can fashion the responses and attitudes we desire: love, wisdom, security, patience, loyalty, enthusiasm, cheerfulness."

I not sure of who The Buddha is but I bet he had a cat.

Peace and Prosperity be with you and yours this 2010 (And if you know how to say that the right way--2010--please let me know.).

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