Choices

an excerpt from the Dhammapada on Choices:

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unshakabl
e.”

To me, pure seems a little undefined, but I get the gist of it. I need to work on cultivating this pure mind. Happiness flutters about me in my life, but rarely long enough to be like my ever-present shadow.

I certainly do agree with these wise words, though, and often forget that it is in fact my choice to think the best of a situation, and to always choose the glass is half full position. I think everyone forgets this from time to time, some less, some more often than others.

Keep this in mind, Amandoo.

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