Please Share One Piece of Wisdom You’ve Learned

HI all,

I sat and stared at this computer screen for well over an hour tonight before heading upstairs to stare at the television instead. I simply couldn’t think of a thing to write about tonight. I have just now returned from a walk around the block with the dogs and it occurred to me while out walking that maybe what I need tonight is to hear from you instead of me.  I would greatly appreciate just one piece of wisdom you’ve learned over the years from facing adversity.  I am talking about life lessons you’ve learned through living. Nothing earth-shattering.  just plain ole down-to-earth wisdom.

Care to share?  I could use it!

Thanks in advance.

Len

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. ingells says:

    I’ve learned that it is just as blessed to receive than to give, and often much more difficult.

  2. jhenehan says:

    In my old Pop’s words, “The grass is NOT greener!”

  3. Mary Jo Doig says:

    I’ve been in a heavy place for the past few days, Len. Yesterday when I read Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening’s daily meditation, he suggested taking a walk and looking around to find something in nature that seemed to have the rhythms of what was going on internally with me. Your taking a walk with your dogs reminded me of the moment. I did find rich meaning in the rushing of muddy water in the stream from the turbulence the night before. This reaffirmed for me that nature is always there reflecting back in some way how deeply we are connected. The heaviness left several hours later. This may not be helpful but I felt moved to share it.

    1. Mary Jo, that is very helpful. Thank you. I was looking at the trees last night on my walk. Thinking about all the changes they have experienced over the years. That helped me as well. Much love to you, my dear

  4. Alicia says:

    Rumi’s poem The Guest House is a personal favorite. He writes “This being human is a guest house, every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows that who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be cleaning you out for some new delight! The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whatever comes, because has each has been send as a guide from beyond.”

    1. I love this. Thank you. I will “treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.” Yes. That is great.

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