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Country Blokes Don’t Say Much

Country Blokes Don’t Say Much   I first saw her a few weeks ago. She was young, maybe about twelve, darker than most and wearing a teal coloured smock in the usual fashion of maybe five sizes too big. She gave me a big smile and a young girl’s wave and ran off. In 1849 […]

Whilst on a Trip

Whilst on a Trip Whilst on a trip to the remoter northern regions of Western Australia I became very attached to a very kindly old Taoist monk. He was camped on the edge of the rest centre, away from other people and behind some shady bushes and trees where it was cool and private. We […]

Achievement

Achievement   A man of great attainment is serene, Free from idle thoughts and cares The sky is his roof, And mortality is his vehicle He drives the seasons as his horses. Ascending through the clouds, He soars beyond all known galaxies, Continually pressing forward, Mind unclouded by inordinate desires, He passes to the heavenly […]

Conflict

Conflict.   Always do your best to avoid conflicts. Don’t look for confrontations that are likely to end in bad feelings and hostilities. This includes supposed lively conversations that you may think are exciting and stimulating but in truth only create a festering resentment for challenging someone else’s concepts. It is a much better idea […]

Wise is the Man

Wise is the Man Wise is the man who embraces simplicity For he enjoys the sights and sounds that come his way Free from unnecessary attachments He welcomes the arrival of new experiences But lets them go just as easily And without a care Thus he is able to wander joyously through life Having no […]

At a Time

At a Time   At a time when the world searched for meaning many looked to the blossoming of culture in the arts. It was a time when the new rich billionaires sought justification for their greed and in some cases their exploitation to acquire their fortunes. Many became philanthropists Some even formed a worldwide […]

Ignorance

Ignorance   Do not be afraid to experience new and different things Keep your thoughts flexible By your willingness to Let go of preconceived ideas and former convictions And take the opportunity of gaining fresh and wider experience Expand your mind Do not disregard any idea until you have explored its nature Ignorance is the […]

See the Good

See the Good   See the good in others Even if you find them offensive Learn to develop more sympathy and an understanding of their ways And hope that they will see a better means Develop love and gentleness so that they may see purpose in life Undeterred by the influence of others This can […]

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith A little while ago a friend of mine asked me how he could strengthen his beliefs. It seems he was having trouble achieving, within his time restraints, the new goals that he was following. Nothing that he was doing seemed to be working towards achieving these aims. Although, one would have […]

Happiness is Natural

Happiness is Natural   Happiness is a natural and intrinsic purpose in life and for that reason we have no need to choose every pleasure that is on offer. There are times when many pleasures can become a source of great annoyance and act as diversions from our continuous growth. And there are times when […]