Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. Lao Tzu

sandy huckleberry's Easter 12

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  1. Barb Estinson says:

    Nice picture of the Japanese Garden. The comment brings to mind that book from the 70’s …”Don’t Push the River – It Flows By Itself.”

    • Sandy says:

      I haven’t heard of that book, was it good? I know and I didn’t know that Marcus Aurelius was a famous Roman Emperor. My friends are seeing just how little I really know! 🙂

      • Barb Estinson says:

        I don’t remember much about the book but it’s title and author, Barry Stevens. It was part of the “human growth” movement of the 70’s. You were probably too young, lol.

    • Sandy says:

      Yes I was way too young in the 70’s! I do like the title.

  2. L says:

    Beautiful picture Sandy!!

    Taoism is very interesting…trying to embrace the idea that nothing in reality can be separated has always been a challenging philosophy for me…but always eager learn more about the teachings.

    Thanks Jess and Sandy … Marcus Aurelius – very interesting. I hadn’t heard of him before…yet another book just got to seek out. 🙂

  3. Jesse says:

    Can I use this quote at work 😉

    And what is this business about not knowing Aurelius pssh!

  4. me says:

    I’ll give it a shot, though it won’t be as eloquent as some would be able to express it, some may spell or grammar check..works for me as well LOL . In a nutshell man and nature are one ..not separate. Taoism is kind of like the essence of neutrality i.e., one wouldn’t dispute something, non-emotion, lack of involvement…type of thing.

    I love to laugh, learn, discuss, try, fail, say things with out thinking (huge)…As some may know my personality is the opposite. For lack of a better word reactive? I lost my Tao of Pooh and Te of Piglet (they are books and no I didn’t loose them) somewhere along the way. I’m more of a Tigger, Rabbitt or Kanga. But I do try. My cousin electronically sent me ‘Buddha goes into a bar.’ It’s an interesting read and like Peck if one is strongly listening or reading for example it can be mentally challenging and straining to grasp what is being presented. Like active listening….does anyone really do that..or are we already thinking of answer before the person is finished with ones statement? Again Peck I loved the read.

    As I’ve gotten older, I enjoy finding my inner child, since my mom passed when I was young and I didn’t have a childhood, so I enjoy biting (in discussion), I don’t straddle the fence. I love to laugh but my humor has become a wee bit warped. I have an insatiable need to help others but I need to learn not to change others or control situations. Yet with the growing older part, I’m learning that I don’t need a period at the end of a sentence with life (stress learning)…that I’m still working on…I like puzzles of the mind. Devil’s advocate? I enjoy hearing and seeing all sides of the fence…not straddling it. (I would go on….but maybe it’s for another arena.) But it would kill me (yes a dramatic statement my family calls me the empathic one…wish I could turn that off from time to time) if I hurt someone with my musings or dialog.

    Thank you J & S for introducing me to Aurelius.
    J are you emoting via email again…? pssh…are you meaning whatever, disbelief, inferring something else, inconceivable, (love the movie Princess Bride hilarious) or WTF? LOL

    For the record emoting via emails or written word doesn’t count even with shouty capitals. In reality. LOL

    • Sandy says:

      Thanks for sharing Lesa. I am with ya, the ol We are one with the Universe 🙂 I have a great book I saved from school days, The Tao of Leadership by John Heider if you’d like to borrow. I think you would like it. By the way, how many sides are there to a fence, LOL? I like the title, Buddha Goes Into a Bar!

  5. me says:

    Thank you Sandy my computer crashed 4xs-(on the kindle see how long this will work.) Boggles while trying to post so back to the drawing board. I’m trying to work on it today. 😦
    I’d very much enjoy borrowing the book…knowing me, I’d want to purchase it 🙂
    Bogs! This thing is fading to gray…well. any who, my cousin thought the Buddha book was perfect since my brothers were called Buddha when they were young because they were/are bbig (not extremely tall). LOL AND yes…I want to purchase the hardback the kindle isn’t being very reliable at this time or made it’s the User…

    Maybe some day we’ll get answers to other questions we’ve posed in the past (in another arena) but my doubting Thomas is on my shoulder 🙂 J you already use the quote at work with expertise & grace…thank you. You do teach in many ways. I am grateful

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