Friday, May 29, 2009

Just Sharing...

Rabbi Elisha ben Abuyah used to say:

Those who are open to life’s lessons and who nurture no prejudices are like a blank sheet of paper on which God writes his words with divine ink

Those who are always looking on the world with cynicism and prejudice are like a sheet of paper already written upon and on which there is no room for new words.

Don’t bother about what you already know, or what you don’t know. Don’t think about the past or the future, just let the divine hands write down each day the surprises of the present.


From Paulo Coelho's Warrior of The Light online, Issue nº 199

5 comments:

Adeleke Adesanya said...

That will be so Zen if it was easy to do. Prejudice is our emotional firewall.

Adaeze said...

great quote...thanks

Ms. Catwalq said...

Happy Friday...

oh, sebi u yap me dat day say i no sabi siddon for cafe dey drink tea, dey read book...hahaha...i dey Big Bear right now....and there's free heentahnet..

Tairebabs said...

very nice quote. Humm... I think I have been a bit cynical lately o. God please let me change abeg.

Patrice said...

This is the sort of quote I might have once written down but now I see it, particularly the last paragraph, as gnostic claptrap . . . completely impractical for most of us except maybe the Ghandis and Siddharthas of this world. I sometimes think the writings of thousands of years ago should be reevaluated for relevance in the modern world.