Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Life and a Tennis Ball

FROM BEARS (Barry Neil Kaufman): It bounces against one wall, then another, then another, then another. If we analyze the angles of impact and velocity, we could know where the ball will finally land. Suppose that's life but we don't know all the angles of impact or traveling velocity. Suppose we don't need to know in order to believe ("make-believe") that the universe is benevolent and we're never lucky, just blessed.

Life & a Tennis Ball #2. And we're never unlucky, we're just judging that we don't like what's happened. When we call it chaos and/or random, it's not about what's out there...it's about how we view what's out there! Not understanding doesn't imply disorder, it just means we don't understand (why they fight, why they scream, why they judge, why they lie, why they choose to hurt others). If we don't require the tennis ball (people, events) to land in any particular place for us to be happy, then not understanding (ah, the chaos) doesn't mean we are without choice. We can still choose to not judge and be happy, to not need a certain outcome and be at peace.

Love, Bears (Barry Neil Kaufman/Teacher/Author, "Happiness is a Choice")

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