“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” ― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About
Across the world 7 million people die every year due to air pollution……..
"The winds gives meEnough fallen leavesTo make a fire"- Ryokan
Wind chimes not only make beautiful sounds they were once used to ward off evil spirits and to warn sailors of shifts in weather patterns.
November 11th is Origami Day-Japanese word oru (to fold) and kami (paper)
"Lord, it is time. The summer was very big. Lay thy shadow on the sundials, and on the meadows let the winds go loose.Command the last fruits that they shall be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them on to fulfillment and drive the last sweetness into the heavenly wine."- Rainer Maria Rilke
Pigs are the 4th smartest animals in the world, chimps are first, dolphins second and elephants third……
The planet Neptune is considered to be the planet of dreams because like water distorts, dreams distort images and meanings…….
The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.- Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Snakes are able to sense earthquakes from 75 miles away 5 days before it happens…
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama
“According to Buddhism, the root of suffering is neither the feeling of pain nor of sadness nor even of meaninglessness. Rather, the real root of suffering is this never-ending and pointless pursuit of ephemeral feelings, which causes us to be in a constant state of tension, restlessness and dissatisfaction. Due to this pursuit, the mind is never satisfied. Even when experiencing pleasure, it is not content, because it fears this feeling might soon disappear, and craves that this feeling should stay and intensify. People are liberated from suffering not when they experience this or that fleeting pleasure, but rather when they understand the impermanent nature of all their feelings, and stop craving them. This is the aim of Buddhist meditation practices. In meditation, you are supposed to closely observe your mind and body, witness the ceaseless arising and passing of all your feelings, and realized how pointless it is to pursue them. When the pursuit stops, the mind becomes very relaxed, clear and satisfied. All kinds of feelings go on arising and passing – joy, anger, boredom, lust – but once you stop craving particular feelings, you can just accept them for what they are. You live in the present moment instead of fantasizing about what might have been. The resulting serenity is so profound that those who spend their lives in the frenzied pursuit of pleasant feelings can hardly imagine it. It is like a man standing for decades on the seashore, embracing certain ‘good’ waves and trying to prevent them from disintegrating, while simultaneously pushing back ‘bad’ waves to prevent them from getting near him. Day in, day out, the man stands on the beach, driving himself crazy with this fruitless exercise. Eventually, he sits down on the sand and just allows the waves to come and go as they please. How peaceful!” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind