Posted on Jan 24, 2007 in Inspiration

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. – Buddha


An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. – Buddha


Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with  reason and common sense. – Buddha


Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will remember, Involve me and I will understand. – Confucius


“People who fly in this world have a different point-of-view of  than those who spend their lives on the ground. A very wise man once wrote a poem while he was flying, and he called this poem ‘The God’s Eye View’, and he said that this view was entirely different than the view he always had on the ground, which he called ‘The Bug’s Eye View’.

Out there, somewhere, in the air we fly through, exists an old Persian legend much like this poem about a bug who spent his entire life in the world’s most beautifully designed Persian rug. All the bug ever saw in his lifetime were his problems. They stood up all around him. He couldn’t see over the top of them, and he had to fight his way through these tufts of wool in the rug to find the crumbs that people had spilled on the rug.

And the tragedy of the story of the bug in the rug was this: that he lived and he died in the world’s most beautifully designed rug, but he never once knew that he spent his life inside something which had a pattern.

Even if he, this bug, had even once gotten above the rug so that he could have seen all of it, he would have discovered something – that the very things he called his problems were a part of the pattern”Unknown

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