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Wise Man

Someone told a man with many woes and troubles that a wise man lived up on a certain mountain and might be able to help him.

So, the man hiked up the mountain and found the wise old man, who was sporting long white hair and a full white beard.

After telling the wise man his problems, the old man replied, “Do you see that huge boulder just down the mountain? Go down there and leave your problems at its base. But there is one requirement: You must pick up someone else’s problems and take them down the mountain with you. Choose carefully, my son.”

After four hours, the man came back up to the wise man.

He spoke: “You know, I couldn’t find any problems down there that were smaller than mine. So, if it’s all right with you, I’ll just keep my own problems, and take them back down the mountain with me.”

The old man smiled and replied, “Go in peace, my son.”

Reflections

There are so many, I know not where to start.

As I sit quietly and reflect,

My wondering thoughts and memories to collect,

Memories stir in my consciousness which awaken my heart.

 

Foolish words and deeds,

Poor choices made in youth without reason,

Like layers of paint on the wall

Add up, season after season.

 

Young and crazy, detached and aloof,

Speaking lies, innuendo, trash without proof.

Age brings wisdom.

Reflection brings enlightenment.

Rake not among old bones, searching for the truth.

 

If you receive a blessing, give thanks with your mouth.

It matters not where you are from…north, east, west, or south.

Blessings are not always recognized as such in the beginning.

Smile, and never look a gift horse in the mouth.

 

Sometimes, we do the right things for the wrong reason.

Sometimes, we do the wrong things for the wrong reason.

Try to do the right things for the right reason.

The end result will be so much more satisfying and pleasing.

 

Mistakes are the building blocks of experience it seems.

When we try to achieve a thing, sometimes we make mistakes.

Learning from our errors enables us to overcome,

Allowing us to move forward, fulfilling our hopes and dreams.

 

When done right, we live to age and grow old.

Aging is not for the faint of heart, at least so I’m told.

A heavy conscience of wrong choices builds memories to prick the soul.

Good memories and experiences are more precious than finest gold.

Slow Progress - Trying

Slow Progress – Trying

Seeking and Learning

To those seeking and learning:

Bravo! All my sincere encouragement.

Keep going!

 

To those who have learned and know:

Congratulations! It’s yours to keep forever!

 

To those who have always intrinsically known:

Blessings upon you ten-fold!

 

Put your best foot forward.

Even if nothing else happens,

You would have taken a step in the right direction!

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