Saturday, December 10, 2005

Happiness is a blank mind

Wet rocks, Hana Bay, Maui, HI, February 2004, Pentax Optio 555, Exposure 1/40 sec @ f2.8, ISO 200 with flash © Steven Crisp

What were you expecting? What do you think this is? It certainly would make a helluva jigsaw puzzle. Use the lack of clarity about what the subject is, along with an examination of your expectations, and your judgment as to whether it is beauty or not, as impetus to contemplate the following:

"Reflect upon this strange secret of happiness: If you do not know what will make you happy, do you have a problem? No. Only when you assume that you know are you in conflict, for then you must decide between several possible courses. You must decide whether to marry or not, whether to move to another city, and so on. But suppose your mind was blank, having no possibilities. In that blankness is quietness."

Vernon Howard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"No matter, never mind"--- myh parents take on Bishop Beerkeley, the idealist philosopher.

jim Das