Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's Silly, of course...

...taking a day to "celebrate" Earth.  Perhaps celebrating a rising perspective of nature is appropriate.  Regardless,  bit of verse on behalf of Earth Day:

I knew a lady once
who never saw a tree
until later in life
when perspective set her free.

The trees were there all along,
smearing her landscape of distraction.

Earth presents its all,
unfettered unashamed,
restricted only
by the personal beast, perspective.

You see, I see, They see,
each according to value allowed,
no more no less
than appreciation comprehends.

Majesty and beauty abound
to those who see and hear
such delight,
confounding those who cannot.

“Where have I been,” she said,
noting the loss of time
to a skewed perspective
that robbed delight and joy.

No matter,
today perspective is clear,
appreciation is keen
and the trees are seen
along with so much else.

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