"Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points." ~D.T. Suzuki

Monday, July 9, 2012

Life As A Game

or Keeping Your Eye on the Ball
This ancient wall painting (c. 1994-1781 B.C) appears to depict jugglers.
It was found in the 15th tomb of the Karyssa I area, Egypt.
According to Dr. Bianchi, associate curator of the Brooklyn Museum
"In tomb 15, the prince is looking on to things he enjoyed in life
that he wishes to take to the next world.
The fact that jugglers are represented in a tomb suggests religious significance." ...
"round things were used to represent large solar objects, birth, and death."

The 30 Second Speech

by Bryan Dyson
Former CEO of Coca Cola

"Imagine life as a game
in which you are juggling

some five balls in the air.
They are Work, Family, Health, Friends

and Spirit
and you're keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that 

Work is a rubber ball.
If you drop it, it will bounce back.

But the other four balls
Family, Health, Friends and Spirit
are made of glass.

If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably
scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged
or even shattered.

They will never be the same.

You must understand that and strive for it."

Value has a Value only if its Value is Valued

Successful Juggling is All About Timing
A flowing, relaxed, AWARENESS

Keep your eye on the ball.

"Being completely in the flow of the moment
 and knowing which priority

must have your focus.

Then reflexively responding and being there.".

Peter Shimon
W.C. Fields - Juggling
A fun site for beginners
If you'd like to learn how to juggle
© 2012 MU-Peter Shimon

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