Thursday, January 14, 2010

The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

Is the sun a symbol? I thought it was an object that lit up the world.

A false step now means nothing later.

I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.

The moon has seen many a theory come and go.

The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.

News used to come too late; now it comes too early.

Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.

How come it's always the narrow path that considers itself superior?

I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway.

A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?

142 comments:

  1. I love these!!! Beautiful.

    My fave:
    "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."
    I completely understand.

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  2. Procrastination eh? It gave me a chuckle and you know the reason for that!

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  3. I love these as always, NP. And of course, I have my very favorite:

    “ Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.” This is so absolutely true—and absolutely *profound.*

    Even though you feel like you are lazier, your aphorisms don’t prove that to be so. And because they are fewer and more far between—they are all the more precious. Thanks for letting me know that you posted these. I enjoyed them very much (as usual).

    Take care,

    Melinda

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  4. I was so happy to see another set of aphorisms posted today!

    My personal favourite is " A false step now means nothing later"

    I think I enjoy these so much since they are so thought provoking. It is like exercise for my brain!

    Thanks for posting the new aphorisms!

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  5. My favorite today is: "Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?"

    I always love them all, you know. =) I really missed your writing. Great to read you again.

    Take care and keep smiling.
    Much love from Brazil.

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  6. Hey Marty, can I give you my version:

    The order you seek should not be in MacDonalds.

    A false step now means you had too much beer last night.

    I hate criticism, it makes me feel like George Bush.

    The moon has seen many go "awooooo!!!"

    The mouse that fears the trap lets Donald Duck go first.

    And here are my answers:

    News used to come too late; now it comes too early... and cops haven't changed at all.

    How come it's always the narrow path that considers itself superior? - Paris Hilton can answer that.

    I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway. - You lost me here. =)

    A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life. - Hell yeah!

    Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery? - Youtube!!! =D

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  7. Wow... you should read my latest blog post "Writing on the Wall." In the post I look at what the symbols, sun and moon, mean, if anything at all.

    Check it out:

    http://optimismrising.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/writing-on-the-wall/

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  8. Thank you. I'll remember them as I go through my order of the day and moments of life.

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  9. Marty, receiving notification of your new aphorisisms is better than a sunny day. My brain is computing images to go with the them. Click, click, whirrrrr. I have the perfect photos to go with the false step and the eye mystery ones for kitty wisdom 101.

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  10. "I hate criticism, it makes me feel important."

    My favourite.

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  11. As usual admire your aphorism writings; I have attached my own meaning to each, some have made me chuckle and here’s my favourite “Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours”... and of course I love them all . Thanks look forward to the next batch...

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  12. I love this too "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours"

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  13. We shall all become so wise, visiting here, absorbing these pages . . .
    Thank you for providing that opportunity.

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  14. Oh boy, you are reaching the stars.

    "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."

    "The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped."

    - to name but two.

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  15. Ah, I have been waiting for your new post for 15 days now :)))!
    I love them!
    My favorites are:
    -The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

    -Is the sun a symbol? I thought it was an object that lit up the world.

    -I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.

    NP, you should make a book of your aphorism, that's something I would love to offer as a gift to my friends.

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  16. So thought-provoking...and my two favourites:

    The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

    A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

    Yours sincerely

    "Confused and Imperfect"

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  17. Excellent work. The list was short but more powerful. The opening of ones eyes to see is interesting. One famous painter couldn't see until he closed his eyes. I believe it was Gogan. Great insightful work. It is worth the wait.

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  18. As always, I love them all. I'll highlight this one, though, "I hate criticism, it makes me feel important". Come on, comment me on my blog. It will make me as important. You're clearly a profound one.

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  19. today's pig is tomorrows bacon...to each his own destiny.

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  20. Hi Marty
    hope all is well... Your aphorisms are always truly amazing. This one -

    "I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed it snowed anyway" - Reminds me of a verse in Ecclesisastes 11:3

    "and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies."

    I truly enjoy reading your aphormisms,they get you thinking...

    Stay well and thank you for your constant friendship.

    Blessings
    Rev Deb

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  21. Well, Marty, you've done it again and I must tell you that the first one is brilliant. The first thing is to realize your own confusion for then you can embrace it and start to dissipate it. Also, my favorite from the Dec. posting is still: "When smashing idols always start with your own." As an old iconoclast, I recognized the truth immediately.

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  22. "I hate criticism, it makes me feel important" - this is awesome NP, I really really wonder what's in your head! Keep on going!

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  23. my fav:I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway

    Helps us all to remember that the world doesn't revolve around us

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  24. These like all your Meditations on life,have a very deep meaning,full of hidden spiritual gems.

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  26. There is no mystery, only perspectives.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  27. Very thoughtful. I especially like, "News use to come too late..." It did before the Viet Nam War. And then anything changed and now we are overcome when something is in the news too much.

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  28. Tonight the trapped mouse got me. And the narrow path too.

    Always refreshing to hit your site.

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  29. Wow. 28 comments in one day. Good work, my friend. :) Are there any mysteries? No, there are none. We just like to complicate things... mysteries are just a thing that the human mind made. Why can't we live in the world without asking questions?

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  30. simply awesome. as always.

    The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.

    this is wonderful. :)

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  31. Wise men talk because they have something to say.
    The latest from you bring us more wisdom and inspiration to think about.
    I'm waiting for this since the previous.
    Like Dr James said,'It is worth the wait'.

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  32. Marty !! Finally! I was waiting for this blast of wisdom for ages and you are always a pleasure to read. I mean your aphorisms. He he.

    I especially love this line, "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours."

    Keep them coming! =)

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  33. Marty, Your aphorisms are GREAT! Easy read and very thought provocing! I am going to send you one to see if you would like to post it in your next post. I have subscribed to the blog! Peace and best wishes always!:)Pura Vida!

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  34. Reassuring to know that there are still angels visiting us. Or maybe you just write like one, I don't know!

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  35. These might be my favorite batch yet!

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  36. Very,very deep thoghts,I love this part:Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.its absolutely truee,you have wrote a great article,thanks for sharing with us!!!

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  37. Nothing Profound,

    Your writings are very profound. Its amazing how deep your one liners are. So much inspiration and thoughts can be instigated in just a matter of few words. I had a great time reading them. Keep up the good work..

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  38. So happy to have stopped by and found you had new aphorisms posted, they are always a highlight in my day, and allow me time to ponder your wonderful thoughts. The one that really caught me this time, and is so very true is: A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.
    Thanks NP!

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  39. The order you seek is the confusion you feel. Wow so simply put yet so profound. Another set of great aphorisms! Enlightening as ever..And you also managed to pull in one with the sun and moon, Just reminded me of the solar eclipse in India today :)

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  40. Marty,
    I almost didn't need to read past the very first one. That one hit home!

    Being a dad, husband and "ONE of THE GUYS" is truly an overwhelming venture. Order seems to be the only way for me to keep from coming apart at the seams. Of course, I realize I should relish and bask in the unraveling. But then I wouldn't be much of a superhero would I?
    (Reference the GUYS latest!)

    I agree with Cathy. A few of these are my very favorite ones you've written. I'll be back.

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  41. "I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway."

    "Open your eyes. Now tell me: Where is the mystery?"

    My picks!

    Marty, I am always late here. Never have anything left to say...

    ...With a sad heart hence, I am leaving, but I am leaving with a smile, my smile, a promise, to myself, that I will be back, hopefully sooner next time.

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  42. stunningly beautiful and wise... all of them!



    The order you seek is the confusion you feel.
    -ahhh... i'm so confused...

    Is the sun a symbol? I thought it was an object that lit up the world.
    -the sun is the light of my mind's room...

    A false step now means nothing later.
    -some call it precious experience...

    I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.
    -our gov. hates it too... because they feel we are not important...

    The moon has seen many a theory come and go.
    -and shines even brighter...

    The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.
    -i'm trapped!

    News used to come too late; now it comes too early.
    -they use to be bought... now they buy...

    Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.
    -the bird in the sky is mine but the bird in the cage is gone...

    How come it's always the narrow path that considers itself superior?
    -the cause is the inferiority complex...

    I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway.
    -i'm a dot... but not the center of the universe...

    A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.
    -perfectionism really hurts!

    Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?
    -mystery is my story...

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  43. You have so many comments that whatever I say now, I'll probably will be repeating someone elses words. So I agree with all of them. Thanks!

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  44. There is a lot of truths to those words you have written with wisdom. You have humor or it has you, as well.

    Tell me...

    When you assume a lie is truth about someone, do you not steal pieces of him away?

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  45. Great collection of insightful thoughts once again. The one that really touched my heart is: "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours." This is timeless, it seems as if you step into eternity and witness everything from the perspective of the eternal being who knows the truth behind everything in life. God bless.

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  46. A Zen master! here are my favorites:
    Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.
    I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway.
    Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?

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  47. A false step now means nothing later.


    I should get this tattooed on me.

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  48. Nice aphorisms - it's funny how people seem to be attracted to the same couple more than any others. I personally like 'The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped', a lot of mice would do well to pay heed to that one.

    In all seriousness though, great post.

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  49. A man went in search of the perfect moment..

    I love this one its so true.

    Beautiful blog, ty

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  50. If I was a mouse I would subscribe to your aphorisms. I am not. But I am going to subscribe anyway because it's long over due. Thanks!

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  51. Really good batch this month, my favorite is the "Appreciation" one, so true. I'll be working some of these into my daily conversation!

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  52. So nice to see some new gems! As always thought provoking - My favorites:

    “A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.” We often choose to pay the price for what we deem to be “perfect” but we rarely think about the cost involved – what might we give up or overlook for that one moment?

    And “A false step now means nothing later.” Don’t sweat the small stuff! We sometimes worry so much about making the wrong choice, we don’t make the choice at all.

    Great work!

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  53. Thanks, once again, for sharing thoughts that give me an opportunity to think deeply.

    I am always happy here.

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  54. "The order you seek is the confusion you feel"
    Great! I will think about that...Full of truth...

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  55. Some very profound and thought-provoking observations. I like things/people that make me "think," so thank you.

    Karen

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  56. These are wonderful, as usual! Thanks for sharing :)

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  57. as always beautiful, thank you for sharing with everyone

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  58. All of these are oh so good and struck so many chords with me. The one about appreciation reminded me of a song (Hymn #101) by singer/songwriter Joe Pug in which he says: "the more I buy, the more I"m bought"....
    GREAT! Thanks for making me think!

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  59. Oh my WORD!!!! This is a kickass batch!! I am grinning and flipping out over some of these and the whole time thinking that you have to put these in a book. They ROCK!!

    These two knocked my socks off. The first made me laugh out loud and the is on of the ABSOLUTE BEST things I've ever read. It made me want try this. But as you know, I am verbose and it takes me a whole to say what you could say in one line.

    These two at TOPS!!!!

    "I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway."

    "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life."

    WHOA!!!!!

    And this one I find TOTALLY liberating and thought, "You go get dude. Dispel all those cliches we take in without questioning. WOW!!

    "A false step now means nothing later."

    I just LOVE that.
    Thank you so much.
    You are very very bright and magical.
    Hugs,
    Robin

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  60. Happy new year, NP!

    Wonderful aphorisms to start 2010. Saw the truth in this one:

    "The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped."

    The biggest challenge in life is ourselves, and not, as we're led to believe, anything external.

    It's our minds that that can imprison us or set us free...you choose.

    Thanks for the wisdom, my friend.

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  61. Dear brother,

    I'm so glad to see these new quotes. I've shown these quotes to one of my friends, who is also a teacher here in Lahore, Pakistan.

    He was so impressed that for a moment, he did not believe that these could be your own quotes.

    Thank you very much for writing and sharing with us. I often forward my favorites to my friends via sms.

    Here are my favorites from this latest post:

    "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

    [I am also one of those who look for perfect moments and really pay the price.]

    Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery?

    [Unfortunately, we enjoy living in darkness]

    News used to come too late; now it comes too early."

    Best Wishes!

    PearlTrader (B.C)

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  62. Ciao NP!!

    Man! The first one immediately struck me and is my fave from the batch!

    "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."

    That's exactly how I feel at the moment. I try to create order in the things I need to do, but for some reason the feeling of confusion simply grows.

    Again, you did it NP! Wonderful pieces of your mind ^_^!

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  63. I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.-so true!

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  64. I choose these two to be my favourites this time:
    "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours."
    "A false step now means nothing later."
    It has been rather long from the time of my last comment here, hasn't it? :-) I am still busy with the daily routine. Hope I will have more free time later...Have very happy Holidays, didn't you? Best wishes to your and your Family in the Happy New Year!

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  65. Another batch of excellent observations.

    The order you seek is the confusion you feel. -- Get outta my head already!

    The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped. -- Uh, I think I know what you mean...unfortunately.

    Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours. -- Gotcha.

    I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed, but it snowed anyway. -- And how dare it. Still laughing...

    Thanks, nothingprofound, these were great. Does it mean anything that I was listening to "Gimme Shelter" as I read? I didn't think so. Oh well. Good aphorisms and good song, anyway. :o)

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  66. You can find my new blog here: http://red-is.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for your comments ;-)

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  67. The narrow path has to convince you of its superiority...otherwise, why would you take it?

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  68. Open the eyes - answer to anything.

    the last one is my favourite.

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  69. Nice quotes. Keep up the good work.

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  70. "Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery? "


    HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

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  71. Marty - you never cease to amaze me. Wish I had something more than praise to offer in return. reading nothing profound is a great way to start the day. . .

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  72. "The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped."

    Words to live by. We all must not let our fears get in the way of our pursuits and dreams.

    Unless it's a self-imposed trap. Three kids!! :)
    OK, I'm pretty much kidding.......

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  73. good pithy sayings, 'the price he had to pay...'reminds me of Eliot's great lines:
    A condition of complete simplicity
    costing not less than everything

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  74. Marty, as usual, they are all profound, but was taken by these immediately..

    "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."
    - I'm learning to let things just happen...

    "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life."
    - I blew the budget going to the Montreal Jazz Fest to see Steely Dan, but so well worth it for the memories. : )

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  75. Hello NP, as always your aphorisms never fail to hit the mark. I like these very much.

    A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

    The moon has seen many a theory come and go.

    The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

    These has become a relevance of late. Cheers and more power always!

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  76. I think that the man should wake up every morning and know in his heart that-- each day, we have perfect moments and these perfect moments makes breathing worthwhile--and so the man wouldn't have to give up the rest of his life to search for just one anymore--when he's got a whole bunch of 'em...every day!

    :)

    --C

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  77. I am enjoying your writing. Deep thoughts with small words

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  78. i keep stalking this blog waiting for a new one! ha. i love your site :)

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  79. Is there no end to the brilliance of your perceptions? I think not, and I am glad. You are truly amazing with a gift for seeing life with a smile and a shake of your head as the rest of us struggle for depth beyond what really exists.

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  80. As per usual, a top notch job. Love the words, they really resonate== could I feature it on my blog, crediting you of course, would love my 13 readers a day to check it out.
    xxx Tallulah

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  81. Meditations indeed. Lots of food for thought.

    Mike

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  82. The very first one knocked me over. I love these. Btw, thanks for coming by my blog and leaving your thoughtful comments.

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  83. Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.




    well said my friend, well said!

    and I wasn't in Buffalo either but sooner or later their snow always gets to me... and I kindly send it on to you.

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  84. wow, you have a lot of wise, thoughtful aphorisms!
    Thank you for sharing them...

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  85. Very deep,meaningful and inspirational:
    ...'A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.
    Open your eyes. Now tell me: where is the mystery..'
    Thanks for sharing your wisdom.I am thankful to your visit to my blog.
    God bless.

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  86. Great set of quotes. This one hits home with me. "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours." It reminds me that I don't have to strive to own anything. If I appreciate life, all things will be given to me anyway. Thanks for the reminder N.P. Many blessings!

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  87. "I hate criticism, it makes me feel important." Haha! I love this. It reminds me of "No one ever kicks a dead dog" (Dale Carnegie).

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  88. Hello Marty,

    Adorable quotations and thoughts, much enjoyed reading...You are really good with words...Congratulations!

    Warmest greetings,
    From Zuzanna

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  90. Excelent post, some of them really made me think.

    I really like "I hate criticism, it makes me feel important."

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  91. Buffalo I live in a suburb next to the City...and these are lovely..

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  92. Thank you for sharing..its going to be one of my treasured things to ponder upon in solitude.

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  93. It's just bad that there's no e-mail reference on your profile where I can send my thanks for your eyes on my crooked poems and your sweet comments now and then.

    Lichtenberg quote was simply perfect for the occasion. I just don't like being alone you know, I mean, I wish I had that shadow around, that's all.

    Thanks Mr. Very much profound for stopping by.
    Take care and keep smiling. Always miss your writing.

    Kiss the tip of your nose.

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  94. Definitely my fav this post: "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours." Now if we could clone your mind and sell it on the open market this would make for an interesting world... :)

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  95. I love this post!! my fav one would be "A false step now means nothing later."

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  96. "The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped."

    Don't fear but for fear itself. Wonderfully visual.

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  97. The one where the man searches for perfection and pays with the rest of his life speaks volumes to me. We waste so much time thinking we don't have enough or what we have isnt' good enough. Satisfaction is actually looked down upon. We must be ambitious, always seeking higher ground. Nothing is ever enough. When on earth do we ever get to sit and enjoy the moment if we are forever pushed to seek perfection and more?

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  98. I keep coming back, each time I get something new. Thanks, be well

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  99. A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life.

    This is a mistake I never want to make. I cherish every day like it was the last and I try to live to the fullest.

    Thank you Sir! Looking forward to the next batch of wise words.

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  100. very nice post. Thanks for sharing. And also thanks for your visit and comments left. Wish you a very happy week ahead! keep in touch!

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  101. I keep returning to read these again (and again).

    One of my bigger "breakthrough" moments was experiencing my first "perfect moment" absent others. Loved ones definitely enhance such moments, but knowing that their presence is not required really opens up one's opportunities for joy. A "lifetime" sounds about right...

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  102. "I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway."

    Regardless, I'm glad I moved to Louisiana from the Buffalo area, anyway! ;)

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  103. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog! You're absolutely right - it is a sort of liberation, and I'm so thankful everyday that I get to experience it : )

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  104. I am gratful for these words you have presented for all of us to read and enjoy.

    +Baker

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  106. Very nice aphorism writings. Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Thanks for posting these aphorisms.

    I am not alone in liking, "appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours".

    I look forward to your next batch.

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  108. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today~ I enjoyed reading all of your quotes & aphorisms... I will be back for more visits ~ Maria

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  109. "Appreciation not possession makes a thing ours."

    Learning how to appreciate is the hardest part of life. Our basic nature is to control and horde, but once we appreciate something without owning it, we see the true beauty in it.

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  110. So beautiful words...
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  111. Wow! "How come it's always the narrow path that considers itself superior?" This is my favorite. There is nothing superior in being common. The supremacy is in that the narrow path would stand even if it's never found. The supremacy is that it’s not common. I like this, a lot.

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  112. Enjoy your sayings, as always. "The moon has seen many a theory come and go" was my fave.

    Here's one- If no one smells my fart, did I really fart?

    Or... If you sail the Seas Of Cheese, will your boat be drifting in Cheddar or Pepper Jack?

    Ponder that while I take another toke.

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  113. Happy Valentines Day...from a good friend.

    The path is laid wide open...
    And emotions raw to bare...
    In this field of honesty...
    I swear to meet truth there...
    Take off all clothes dance naked...
    In pure heart with Being alone...
    Imagination dancing free...
    Pretensions finally gone...
    Not caring to impress...
    Wishing never ever to hide...
    Just open sharing deeply...
    True trust there to abide...
    J wonder when time will...
    Reveal our heart as whole...
    Opening in wisdom...
    Spirit knowing Soul...

    Starlight Dancing...

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  114. This is indeed a great blog. I am happy to stumble into it! I am new to this, but it appeals to me a lot!

    Ellen
    www.elleninamerika.com

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  115. This is great stuff!!...

    I really like the last line -
    "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life."

    thank you for commenting on my blog, it helps me remember to visit...its always a pleasure. Good Stuff!!

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  116. "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."

    Reminds me of a poem I wrote a couple of years ago. It's on my blog (not that I'm directing it to you or anything), but I understand completely how seeking order in a confusing world only leads to a greater mess (up in your head anyway)... Good stuff.

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  117. Wow, Marty, another great batch of aphorisms. ^^

    I particularly liked this one:

    "Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours."

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  118. "The mouse that fears the trap is already trapped." I love that and it really sums out what I have been feeling lately in my search for a new direction. Thanks NP.

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  119. A false step now means nothing later

    Hmm...sorry, but I have several reasons why I would disagree with this.

    False steps follow you for the rest of your life, and show their heads at the most inopportune moments.

    But, maybe I misunderstand the meaning that you are suggesting in this statement?

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  120. "The order you seek is the confusion you feel."
    I LOVE this. Reminds me of Jelalludin Rumi's "The longing you feel is the return message."

    Marty, your aphorisms remind me to become comfortable sitting with the confusion. Thank you.

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  121. Hi Marty

    So I see you are at it again, giving some very outstanding aphorisms. I love them all, but my favorite in this list is "Appreciation, not possession makes a thing ours". How beautiful!!!

    Blessings to you my dear friend
    Affectionately
    Rev Deb

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  122. "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life." This is priceless. Many of us miss those small moments that deserve to be savored.

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  123. I always like to come back and reread your words. I always find one or two that I didn't notice earlier on.

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  124. I agree with floormodel. This is the gift that keeps on giving. Had to smile about the snow in Buffalo one today. Yup, snowed in again...

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  125. Your words go so well in the mind. I love to read you. x

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  126. All are really great I particularly love this one. "A man went in search of one perfect moment. The price he had to pay was the rest of his life."

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  127. i like your article
    nice words touch my mind and heart
    thanks and God Bless you

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  128. Absolutely beautiful...

    The order you seek is the confusion you feel.

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  129. Hi Marty,
    Very thought provoking! The thing about the narrow path is, its harder to stay on...the wide open spacious one has no restrictions to where you step. I think the answer to which is superior would be where it leads you. =)

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  130. Very good. I love the line, 'I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.' You are truly gifted to be doing what you're doing.

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  131. I hate criticism, it makes me feel important.

    i will use this one as morale booster.

    sharmishtha
    agnitrisha.blogspot.com

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  132. Thanks so much for these aphorisms that inspire me. This go round the one that resonated most for me is "I used to see the flaw in every diamond. Now stones astound me with their perfection. "

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