Monday, July 21, 2008

Practicing Patience


Gandhi Quote of the Day:"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith should be ashamed to worry about anything what so ever."

Thought For Today:To meditate does not mean to fight with a problem.
To meditate means to observe.
Your smile proves it.
It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,
that the sun of awareness is shining in you,
that you have control of your situation.
You are yourself,
and you have acquired some peace.{Thich Nhat Hanh}

Thought For Today II: Actually, if we look around, people whom we don't like and people who harm us are in the minority. Let's say we're at work, at a social gathering, or at church with thirty people. How many of them do we really dislike? We may have problems with a few people here and there, but we manage to stay in a room together, don't we? It's not like we despise them and they hate us. The number of people we can't stand in this world is actually very small. These people are rare. To practice patience we need the people that we don't like. We can't practice patience with our friends or with people who are kind to us. Finding people that we don't like or who threaten us is not so easy. So, when we finally find them, they are a precious treasure! They are rare to find. When we meet them, we can think, "Fantastic, I get to practice patience now."

Have a sunny day. Fine Art and Jewelry.

6 comments:

sarahanne said...

I love the picture!

igoddess said...

wow, I came to your blog expecting to find beautiful jewellery. I found that AND beautiful quotes and musings!

Love your work :-)
anita

Lilly's Life said...

Laura

I love your oils on stones - and anything based on Italy is right up my alley (am fascinated with Pompeii). A number of bloggers are all contributing to a series on past lives - see my last post. We are trying to spread it around the world. It may be something you are interested in and a fun way of networking. Must go check out your website again.

Thanks for your inspirational posts!

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

Thankyou so much to Sarahanne, Anita and Lily for your kind words.

laurie b said...

Your blog is beautiful! I would like to put you on my blogroll if that's okay...what FINE art and beautiful thoughts....Thank you for sharing them. With gratitude, Laurie B.

Laura Winslow Godsil said...

I'll be glad to exchange links with you Laurie. Thanks for your comment.Your stained glass is oh so nice. Have a sunny day.