My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
That is one way to relieve yourself of stress.
I agree with Claza, life is not worth 'worrying' about : )
i have to do more of what 'sprigblossoms' just said...thank you!
i would say, thinking is also one way to live life. so it depends: if thinking makes one feeling miserable, one should give up thinking; if thinking makes one feel happy, one should think.
I'm taking the blog advice and not thinking up a response.
"The unexamined life is not worth living." :)
So true, can be very sad sometimes and even make you have too many doubts that do not let you move well, life is in some way inexplicable even with the science trying to solve some doubts. Life is look our acts and thinking in change our problems in favor of the rute of the happiness. A hug. Mario.
I have to go with this as well.. "The unexamined life is not worth living."
The thinking, and the living go hand and hand. No other way around it. Of course some eastern minds believe that there is no thinker behind the thought; but it only makes sense that they would need to have a thought to even make that statement.
life = do it + enjoy it + dont think about it heheheAli
this gave me another idea for the graph :) ali
hmmm - not sure if I would agree with this one. It would seem that the quality of one's life might be worth contemplating. Now if you can simply live without thinking about it, then perhaps there is truth behind the saying. However, it seems that it lead to the most basic of living.
I disagree this time, unless we go all Zen. Didn't someone say, "An unexamined life is not worth living"?
I love thinking. It might be the part of life I love the best! Chocolate is second. ;)
Yes, but thinking is a natural process....part of life.
all seems magic around me ,it is not possible to avoid thinking about it,magician makes me think about him, sometime even madly, i feel whole of me turn into a call for him ,hey almighty who are you ,how do you love me as much,i see nothing but you ,feel nothing but you,i know you have a very huge crowd front of you but in the end of the line i sit, for the sense of realization that you felt my desperation
Not to worry. Most people will not worry about the meaning of life... they will simply live. In some parts of this world this is hard enough. I think of the people of Japan and Haiti and Libya.
How true! If only we didn't think so much, we might be happier.
I agree with most when said thinking is a part of life, it can't be avoided. If you change the word 'thinking' to 'worrying' in your aphorism than I completely agree.
I think thinking can be a good thing:-) but there is such a thing as over-thinking. Too much thinking leads to contradictions most of the time. Thinking too much is a hard habit to shake and can be a bit of a comfort zone to avoid the 'doing' and 'living'...
Yes, the brain is fun to play with, I totally agree with the concept at issue here as you can think too much about living and where does it get you? Locked up in the looney-bin!
Learning how to just "be" ie. to live mindfully in the present moment is my interpretation of the message in this aphorism. Our monkey mind never rests and presents us day and night with emotionally charged thoughts, memories, and all kinds of data as we make plans and envision future scenarios. We are attached to some outcomes and adverse to others. I am learning how to meditate rather than spending much time on worrying. I am extending that experience into mindfulness practice so I can just "be" in the state where I am living in the present moment and grateful to be alive. That's why I find this aphorism to be affirming. Thanks so much for it.
NP, Follow my blog and I will follow you too, we can share about our thoughts and both visit each other more often, could be very nice. A hug. Mario.
In an article in the Guardian Newspaper on April2nd, Oliver Burkeman refers to a study by Tatjana Schnell, of the University of Innsbruck in Austria, based on a survey of 603 Germans, found 35% of them were "existentially indifferent": they didn't feel their lives had meaning, and frankly, it didn't much bother them.In a ranking from happy to unhappy, the existentially indifferent ranked happier than those searching for meaning by not finding it. The author of the article concludes by asking what value there is in a life that is existentially indifferent._______________________There is horror and love in this world. Choose life.
Perhaps you're right, but then YOU can't help thinking about it....so YOU write, and all of US here respond to your thinking. Anyway that is life....:):)
hahahhaha very correct! very very correct! i think i will quote you somewhere on this! :)