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Daily Obstruction: Joy & Sorrow

23 Sep

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Joy & Sorrow

 

The source of my joy is always of my own making.  It then follows that the source of my suffering and sorrow is also always of my own making.

 

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Daily Obstruction: Joy & Scorn

31 Jul

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Joy & Scorn

 

There’s a reason why angels sing and preachers sermonize.

 

 

Daily Obstruction: The Three L’s

15 Jul

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The Three L’s

 

The key to a long life: laughter, love, living in the moment.

 

(Happy 80th Birthday to Mona & Lois!)

Daily Obstruction: Capacity for Joy and its Opposite

13 Mar

 

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Capacity for Joy and its Opposite

 

You tell me which takes more effort: drinking lemonade or turning lemonade into lemons?

 

* The image is the classic Chinese depiction of Confucius, Buddha, and Lao Tzu (L-R) tasting the contents of a vat of vinegar.  The vinegar is a metaphor symbolizing life and the interpretation of the image is that Confucius purses his lips, finding it unpalatable, Buddha is Stoically neutral.  Only Lao Tzu tastes it and smiles.