Sunday, 8 June 2008

Nature is Impartial

In a recent discussion with some friends, we talked about how nature being impartial and yet human are not. Many times when things don't go well, we feel that we are not good enough. We feel a sense of lacking in all forms ~ capabilities, beauty, intelligence, wealth, love and etc.

We allow our minds to stray towards negativism and we continue to sink in those negative thoughts. We let ourselves be dragged down!

Our mind is the forerunner of all we are ~ this is the 1st verse in the Dhammapada (a Buddhist text on teachings of the Buddha). My friend said we should see ourselves as being a complete, wholesome person that is not lacking. If we believe in that, we can retain a positive outlook regardless of what happens around us. His words sunk deep into me and I found them to be very profound.

I am writing it down here so that whenever I have doubt about myself, I can always come back to this post and contemplate on his words. At the same time, I can share this profound discussion with all of you too.

Wish you a contemplative Sunday!


alexander said...

Nice beautiful close up photo. Perfect work done. Well Done!

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Bibi said...

I like your photo. Lovely color, with the drops just right. And even more, I agree with your words; too often I tend to get "dragged down," and must remind myself to think more positively.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful close up shot of the flower.

"Use your first smile, your first form of generosity, of love, of kindness—use it at home; start at home. And if there is something left over—if … your plate is just full of abundance of patience and goodness and smiles and joy, then by all means, you should go … and offer that to others. But we must begin at home." by Dr Robin Smith