The World is a Book

While living one page at a time, sometimes I wonder about the moment completing a chapter. I don’t want a climax and definitely not a last chapter. Living life is a process. So it is a process to write our lives with each page turned. Each and every page, has its subtleties that grow with fascination. What type of book are you living? Is it an adventure, mystery, suspense, romance, thriller, fiction or non-fiction?

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Nature’s Beauty

This is tale of life between the young and old…

A priest was in charge of the garden within a famous Zen temple. He had been given the job because he loved the flowers, shrubs, and trees. Next to the temple there was another, smaller temple where there lived a very old Zen master. One day, when the priest was expecting some special guests, he took extra care in tending to the garden. He pulled the weeds, trimmed the shrubs, combed the moss, and spent a long time meticulously raking up and carefully arranging all the dry autumn leaves. As he worked, the old master watched him with interest from across the wall that separated the temples.

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The Cracked Pot

This is a story of a cracked pot who is faced with fulfillment issues, though it is based on it’s own perception…

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

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The Lessons of Ignorance

Ignorance is one of the great lessons of life.  Living in a world with your eyes closed, capable of seeing but shadows behind your eyelids, how do you go about your day?  What is the importance of seeing?  Nature provided us with the sense of sight for a reason.  To what I am referring is not the normal seeing of things.  Yet hiding from that even, there is something you need to go through to understand the appreciation of basic sight.  Ignorance is that which veils life before you.  Beneath a curtain dropped on the stage, the knowing is just beyond the sheet tailored by the great play.

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Parable of the Pencil

Here is a story about a pencil.  At a point of our lives, we have picked up a pencil.  During the course of growing up, it evolved into pens, mechanical pencils, and keyboards.  While there are crayons and markers that helped us on our journey, lets focus on the main instrument we use in our writing.  The Pencil Maker story goes to the root with a wooden pencil…  

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

“There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.”

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