|Early dawn in the Middle East|
Things that I know:
God abides in each of us, speaking softly in his own time. We just have to lessen the background noise so that we can hear him.
Deeds are far greater than words. I hear too many people just passing gas for affect. Mean what you say, and do it.
Reduce the noise and enjoy life as it's happening right now. Our constant dialogue with ourselves prevents us from living in the present moment, a concept that both the Buddha and Jesus preached.
Impatience is simply an extension of our egos. It's a manifestation of us wanting something, and wanting it right now. Calm down, breath, and examine the emotion objectively. It soon goes away.
We need very little; food, air, sunshine, water, and a place to sleep. Everything else is a bonus. Delineate needs from wants. The difference is staggering.
Be critical of yourself, but also be gentle and forgiving.
Don’t be critical of others, but still be gentle and forgiving.
A 16-inch Brown Trout rising out of misty, serene waters to take a perfectly placed dry fly is God yelling at us to smile.