To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Eventful but still passive

It was a holiday yesterday but I spent my time preparing for my lessons. Sometimes the lessons themselves are not hard to do but simplifying them to be understood fast and make them comprehensible  as possible is tasky. The photo editing fun was a good break, at least I could breathe from time to time. I didn't know why but later in the evening I had a hard time sleeping. It took long for me to finally sleep after countless getting on and out of bed. And  as I can remember, there was a sound I  assumed a cockroach walking on the floor last night until it reached the paper bag which I eventually stamped on intentionally killing the cockroach as I thought.

I was shocked this morning to find out it was a lizard! I felt so sorry and really had a heavy heart in an instant. I really think lizards are good companions and of me killing one isn't cool. Nonetheless, my day went through preparing for more stuff  for today's class.

I left my home earlier and took the taxi ride. I was three minutes away from the venue when I got a call that the class today had to be posponed due to some circumstances.  No definite schedule yet but anytime next week depending on the availability of the learners. In an instant, I had no choice but to turn back and headed to the BTS Skytrain. I thought it should be a good idea then to at least join the cooking class that I really like somewhere in Sukhumvit today anyway I still had the time.  As I came nearer to the train station the traffic was just the worst seemed the vehicles weren't moving. I got tired and when I finally reached the station I decided to just get myself a glass of iced cold lemon tea and some yamazaki bread. Then headed home.

The traffic jam was still bad though heading home but at least despite the heat and with just a little more patience, I could take a rest and relax. I deserve both. And now, I have just written something. :)

Today should be eventful for nothing, as nothing is accomplished as no output to mention. I had a lot I think and I've been through  some ggggrrrss, no worries though I've always maintained 'calmness and poise" ;) regardless but then yeah, this Thursday has to go on.  I should take a nap after this.

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