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The Sun Also Rises

February 27, 2012

There’s a time for everything.  But will we be ready when the right time comes?

Patience, fortitude and preparation lay a good foundation.  While it is true that we cannot relive a moment, we can repeat it.  Afterall, we do it everyday when the sun rises.  A passing moment taken by itself can be simply lost, but taken one after another it never really ends; indeed it grows, and taken all together the moments build a life, ultimately the very sum of our lives.

Everything is connected, some things united.  We need to find meaning in all relationships (metaphysically, all things exist in relation to all other things) and define what is important based on a well informed disposition in order to realize peace.

Even though pushing against a stone makes us stronger, only divine power can move it.  But why?  Why bother?  This Buddhist saying was shared with me by a Jesuit priest some years ago:

“The student asked the master how he could hasten enlightenment. The Master replied that one could hasten enlightenment no more than one could hasten the sunrise. Why then, asked the student, do we do all this sitting and discipline? We do it, was the reply, so that when the sun rises we are awake.“

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2012 8:35 pm

    This is so lovely. I’ve often found myself wondering about these ideas. Thank you for sharing.

    • February 28, 2012 11:21 pm

      Thanks, Hope! People are often so busy with life that they don’t take time to really think about life. Happy to share these thoughts and delighted that you stopped by.

  2. Francina permalink
    February 29, 2012 3:10 pm

    Hi George,

    I pass this award on to you.
    Please click on the link for more info.

    Just a token of my appreciation for your blog and your music! . I will be back again a little later to read and comment 🙂

    Ciao, Francina

    • February 29, 2012 8:29 pm

      Thank you, Francina!

      This certainly came as a pleasant surprise! I am both honored and delighted by your appreciation and I will follow through with Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commands shortly. This will be a fun challenge!


  3. March 1, 2012 10:04 am

    George, one word…incredible. Maybe two…inspiring. Love your blog. Dave

  4. March 2, 2012 1:45 am

    Oh I love that last quote! How beautiful! And the part where you say all things are connected but some are united. Brilliant 🙂

    • March 2, 2012 2:08 am

      Thanks, Ingrid! That quote definitely puts things in context. Glad you like that part about connected and united…kind of strikes a balance. 🙂

  5. March 15, 2012 8:01 am

    This is a wonderful first read of the day for me, George! It gave me something to think about and ponder….Beautiful!
    Hugs, xx

  6. 2Spools permalink
    January 13, 2013 8:54 pm

    Sunday night, my last read of the day. Comforting, very comforting.

    • January 14, 2013 2:03 pm

      Pleased to know that it resonated so well, especially as the cap to your evening. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. July 28, 2013 10:15 am

    Sunday morning, a great read to start my day. So true, so true… ever on the path to staying awake, ever Be-ing whether I know it or not. I’m experiencing a great release of the old, the not-living in me, and just now, I feel a great sense of gratitude for the gift of being alive. Thank you, George. Namaste’.

    • July 30, 2013 11:12 pm

      I can’t think of any greater compliment or encouragement than that! Life turns in cycles with changes that are often unforeseen or even understood. Sometimes we just need to wait, or endure, long enough to see light manifest. Elevate and celebrate!

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