Saturday, April 21, 2012

Walking Toward The Sea

Unless you're walking your thoughts will get you nowhere.

The life you have is richer than the one you dream of.

Heart to heart talks have been my mistresses.

Whenever I do nothing I feel I've accomplished a lot.

In my basket there's always room for something new.

Information is what you put in empty heads to keep them empty.

If you want to set your life in order, consider it already done.

Ask the wave as it withdraws what freedom is.

The wrong step is the right step once you take it.

Knowing how to sing, and being able to sing, is still not singing.

Nothing succeeds like indifference to success.

Thirst is a language even the grass understands.

Another person: a door you can't enter, even by knocking.

You have to test your oars in the waters of reality.

Future developments can't mar our happiness now.

The only tame lion is the one that has tamed itself.

When I walk toward the sea I know the sea will be there waiting for me.

Here's what I've learned: there's more than one way to live.

38 comments:

  1. Welcome back , Marty.

    I think you have published your own favorites from your already published aphorisms.

    My favorite is : "Another person: a door you can't enter, even by knocking."

    Best Wishes

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  2. I love these! The one that grabs me is:

    "Nothing succeeds like indifference to success."

    Opens up the whole discussion about what the definition of success is.

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  3. I especially like "Future developments can't mar our happiness now." I will be grooving on this one for a while.

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  4. "Thirst is a language even the grass understands." I love them all, Marty, but this one is my favorite. You always share such enormous wisdom!

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  5. Marty!!! You know I LOVE your aphorisms ^_^ My fave is this one: "The wrong step is the right step once you take it." Hope you've been doing well! I'll reply to your note later today *hugs & waves*

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  6. These are great, Marty! I especially like “Unless you're walking your thoughts will get you nowhere.”

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  7. In my basket there's always room for something new. So loved this one, Marty. I shared a link to this post on Facebook too.

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  8. loved every single one of these :)
    thanks a lot

    ali
    letsgraph

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  9. Loved all of them, NP!

    Two that stood out to me are:

    "If you want to set your life in order, consider it already done." - This one has so much appreciation for all the dimensions of life.

    "Thirst is a language even the grass understands." - its the language of being :)

    Thank you always!

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  10. I *like* "Nothing succeeds like indifference to success."

    But then, one of my blogs is called Apathetic Lemming of the North.

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  11. Well done! Is this a notebook?

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  12. Oh, there is so much in this post I don't know where to start. I'm gonna have to read it over and over. Love it.

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  13. Loved them all, what a great way to start my morning.

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  14. This example: "Nothing succeeds like indifference to success." One should not get overexcited about this one. Indeed, it is not all that so good a thing. But the rest, well, one should not get too excited over these either. But if it is acceptable, one should be quite chuffed that they pour out of the top of the head all so easily as they do. As, after all, not everybody can do so much...not by half.

    The Masked Aphorist

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  15. Wonderful, NP. So many good ones. My favorite: The wrong step is the right step once you take it.' -- That's my kind of attitude!

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  16. These boots are made for walking. :)
    exit2013 a.k.a. zobop

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  17. "The only tame lion is the one that has tamed itself." this one seems tamed, but still lingers on in the mind...
    jak

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  19. thanks for sharing marty :) your aphorisms always have a way to brighten up our day! thanks!

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  20. Tommorrow...there will be more space here than there was yesterday...perhaps.

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  21. To paraphrase Emma Goldman... I'd rather have a fresh batch of aphorisms than diamonds on my neck.

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  22. Who is this Matthew guy? he must've got some gaul to remove a comment he bothered to splat al over here in the first place! --Unbelievable!

    Ted, Utah.

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  23. Hi Marty,
    Wonderful aphorisms as usual! My favourite was about testing your oars in the waters of reality. If you can't find the evidence then your ideas may just be wrong.
    Cheers,
    Neil

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  24. "When I walk toward the sea I know the sea will be there waiting for me."

    Yes, this is it, exactly. Very nice.

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  25. "... as you walk blind toward a clear horizon, your thoughts get you nowhere..."
    true. :) I love running into your blog. xo

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  26. Once, many people passed by here, now, only the sea remains.
    Mark.

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  27. I like that part: In my basket there's always room for something new. There are a lot of new good things to discover each day! just keep on walking and discovering.

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  28. Hello, my name is Manuel and I find very interesting your blog. I am a music composer of quiet, relaxing and I have a blog where I put my music for free to all those wishing to relax with my melodies. If you are interested visit me, here I leave the link. Thank you very much and a hug.

    LINK: www.manuelalvarezcompositor.blogspot.com

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  29. Marty this is so lovely, your talent shines through. I like it very much.

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  30. This is seriously profound. So good to read it before Friday night bedtime.

    I wish I could decipher the words after I wake up tomorrow morning with a cup of good coffee

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  31. Great poem, Marty! I write quite a bit of poetry myself. I know how hard it can be!

    My controversial blog:

    http://rightwinghome.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Your hearty words make no pretension to guru status but knock on the heart - convince by their courage to come out without any mask. Thus your thoughts become worthy pondering and I'm glad to ponder deeper them.
    Best wishes from Art by Tomas

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  33. Glad you posted again; great article!

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  34. "Ask the wave as it withdraws what freedom is."

    And

    "The only tame lion is the one that has tamed itself."


    I feel these two to the core. Thank you Marty. As Always very nice.

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