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“Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing”

“Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing.”

I keep running into various versions of this quote (from sources like the Tao, Ram Dass, and Zen books), so I thought I’d share it here. All sayings like this mean that if you become like a clear mirror and view the world exactly as it is — not how your desires (and fears) want it to be — you’ll see the truth.

The need for discipline disappears when ... alvin August 5, 2019 - 7:54am

“The need for discipline disappears when you love what you’re doing.”

~ paraphrasing Tony Gonzalez from a Hall of Fame interview this past week

You become what you give your attention to alvin July 31, 2019 - 9:52am

“You become what you give your attention to. If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will ... and their motives may not be the highest.”

~ Epictetus

Mountain Top quote: There’s all kinds of jails

Mike (Pastor/Lawyer): Why’d you want to see me?

Sam (Prisoner): Papa told me you were a spiritual man, and that we need to help each other.

Mike: Help each other? Well ... you’re the one in jail.

Sam: [laughs] Well, there’s all kinds of jails. One of the worst is the prison of wrong thoughts. I was locked up there for many years until I found the key and opened the door.

(from the movie Mountain Top)

Rocky’s poem to Adrian in Rocky II

Remember when we was on ice skates,
And I thought you was supposed to be great,
So I kept giving you lip,
And you kept trying to slip,
So I could catch you.

That was our first date,
And after that,
Every day was great.

So now I want you to know,
That wherever you go,
Atlantic City or in the snow,
Don’t worry about a thing,
’cause as long as I got this ring,
I’ll always be there to catch you.

~ Rocky’s poem to Adrian in Rocky II

Control what I can control and move on from there alvin July 27, 2019 - 5:41pm

A lot of people seem to create/self-inflict a lot of stress in their own lives, and that’s based on how they perceive situations. In that regard I like this quote by Broncos backup quarterback Kevin Hogan:

“Control what I can control and move on from there.”