Tuesday, October 22, 2013

#1215 Abandon the urge

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.  ~ H. G. Wells

Do not all charms fly at the mere touch of cold philosophy?  There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: we know her woof, her texture; she is given in the dull catalogue of common things.  Philosophy will clip an angel's wings, conquer all mysteries by rule and line, empty the haunted air, and unweave a rainbow.
  ~ John Keats

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.  ~ M. Scott Peck

Quotes about life's miracles and mysteries

- To what extent does your calendar dominate your thoughts and actions?
- What mysteries have been reduced by 'cold philosophy',  by modern analytical thinking?
- Where could you begin thinking more multidimensionally?