Friday, August 25, 2006

Learning

I’ve learned that if you’re looking for answers, they won’t arrive until you realize the searching is just as vital and necessary as the finding and are essentially one and the same.

The most important thing is to be kind to yourself and be compassionate towards others.

11 Comments:

Anonymous BarBarA said...

Thank you - you are kind, compassionate and wise.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Irving said...

Indeed, brother, the journey is as important as the destination.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

It seems to me that we are drawn by an invisible pull to ask the questions and to seek answers...

It is an exhilarating moment when the questions simply dissolve.

Tommy, thank you for your continual expressions of kindness and compassion.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Celeste said...

that's so true and soooooo frustrating.....

6:14 PM  
Blogger Mark Walter said...

I think that the searching, along with the frustrations that occur along the way, can have another benefit beyond the answer: it helps us become more tolerant, patient and understanding of others.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Buford said...

There are no answers only individual truths.

The searching all of you are doing is your truth. it is the answer.

Fortunately, it is not frustrating for me. Although I see the many greys that life is inherently full of, on some topics, for me, there is only black and white.

Tommy the adventure awaits you! Let us not forget, actions speak louder than words.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Joanna Terpstra said...

I asked myself for many years, "What am I doing here?".
Only recently I realized that the answer was within the question. Needing to be always "doing" was the problem.

7:30 PM  
Blogger anonymous julie said...

It does seem to go that the question has to be asked, then forgotten, until the proverbial toast is done, and then the answer's there.

Actually, it tends to steep, or percolate... but I like the image of putting a question in a toaster, then wandering away, knowing that sooner or later you'll hear the dull metallic sound of the spring releasing.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

"Anything will yield its secrets to you, as long as you love it enough."

I'm probably mangling the quote a bit, and I don't remember who said it, but I believe it.

Love is more important than the question. And love IS the answer.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Very nice... yes, one and the same... being truly present in the searching reveals the truth of the question...

and yes... "The most important thing is to be kind to yourself and be compassionate towards others." Truly... Yes... :)

9:49 AM  
Blogger Imemine said...

Often searching prevents seeing.
What is there to see. Right before your eyes. Who said what you see before your eyes is useless. What you see is what you get. It's not bad at all. Once you've seen it, you've seen all of it.
Beauty is truth; truth, beauty. Keats?
I believe physical nature is God's face.

4:57 PM  

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