Monday, April 7, 2008

hospital flowers

People's paths come together all too briefly when sharing friendship, but that makes those times no less valuable. We must take advantage of support and sharing in a mutually beneficial way. Whenever we take from another, we should try to give back something. This is fundamental. No one should lean on another person, or expect another to carry them a long distance down the road. Friends should walk side by side for as long as their journey carries them, without becoming dependent on one another.
There should be no obligation. If I can help someone do something,then I should do so without any hesitation or expectation of reward or debt. If there is something that I need to learn and my companion can show it to me, then I should accept it in humility.
Parting is inherent in all meeting. Nothing lasts forever.Transience is what gives life poignancy. Every person is responsible for himself or herself. There is no road to walk but your own.
enough good
good enough


Helènic Glauc said...

Wise words. I agree.
Greetings from Barcelona!

Mike said...

Beautiful writing.

Ok, then said...

Thank you, but it is not my writing. I have erred and may need to take it down. I took this from 365 Tao, written by Deng Ming-Dao. I apologize to all who were mislead. His words were so appropriate and comforting for what I was experiencing that I posted them -- without attribution. I didn't realize how public this domain is.

Mike said...

If you think you need more attribution, you can edit your original post to just add the author's name at the bottom.