Let Me Ask You a Question – 3/4/18

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Let me ask you a question:

How do you deal with the ups and downs of life?

48 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 3/4/18

  1. That reminds me of a story.
    Zen Story: Maybe

    There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe,” the farmer replied.

    The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “Maybe,” replied the old man.

    The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “Maybe,” answered the farmer.

    The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “Maybe,” said the farmer.

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  2. Savour the ups and don’t take them for granted. Face the downs with a will to persevere and find new strength. When I understood that life cannot be without downs and challenges, my perspective to face them really improved

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  3. Drugs, lots and lots of drugs! 😂 Just kidding, Actually I don’t take any meds at all, no drugs except Tylenol if I need anything. After years of pain killers I don’t take a thing. Humor is how I deal with most things, or a good cry once in a while.

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  4. I go up and down with them 😉 seriously, I try to tell myself that everything happen for a reason, usually a lesson that I have to learn. Each lesson takes us nearer to our true spiritual being. I do go down but then manage to climb back up after a good old pity party. Oh and one important thing I stay away from what you call Debbie Downers! Or people who drain my energy.

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  5. I try to remember to surf the wave of both the ups and downs. To try and stay grounded but be present in whats happening. Its hard sometimes but one of the things I know for sure is that all things are impermanent. Its easier to rest in that knowledge when experiencing the “downs” and harder to acknowledge when going through the “ups” in life.

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