“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
“AccordingtoBuddhism,therootofsufferingisneitherthefeelingof painnorofsadnessnorevenofmeaninglessness.Rather,thereal rootofsufferingisthisnever-endingandpointlesspursuitof ephemeralfeelings,whichcausesustobeinaconstantstateof tension,restlessnessanddissatisfaction.Duetothispursuit,themind isneversatisfied.Evenwhenexperiencingpleasure,itisnotcontent, becauseitfearsthisfeelingmightsoondisappear,andcravesthatthis feelingshouldstayandintensify.Peopleareliberatedfromsuffering notwhentheyexperiencethisorthatfleetingpleasure,butrather whentheyunderstandtheimpermanentnatureofalltheirfeelings, andstopcravingthem.ThisistheaimofBuddhistmeditation practices.Inmeditation,youaresupposedtocloselyobserveyour mindandbody,witnesstheceaselessarisingandpassingofallyour feelings,andrealizedhowpointlessitistopursuethem.Whenthe pursuitstops,themindbecomesveryrelaxed,clearandsatisfied.All kindsoffeelingsgoonarisingandpassing–joy,anger,boredom,lust –butonceyoustopcravingparticularfeelings,youcanjustaccept themforwhattheyare.Youliveinthepresentmomentinsteadof fantasizingaboutwhatmighthavebeen.Theresultingserenityisso profoundthatthosewhospendtheirlivesinthefrenziedpursuitof pleasantfeelingscanhardlyimagineit.Itislikeamanstandingfor decadesontheseashore,embracingcertain‘good’wavesandtrying topreventthemfromdisintegrating,whilesimultaneouslypushing back‘bad’wavestopreventthemfromgettingnearhim.Dayin,day out,themanstandsonthebeach,drivinghimselfcrazywiththis fruitlessexercise.Eventually,hesitsdownonthesandandjustallows the waves to come and go as they please. How peaceful!” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind