Sunday, December 07, 2008

life is a miracle

If you realize that all things change,

there is nothing you will try to hold on to.

If you are not afraid of dying,

there is nothing you cannot achieve.

Lao Tzu


Colette Amelia said...

Great words.

ratatouille's archives said...

Hi! Coffee Messiah,
That saying seems to "ring"
true!...and is it very comforting.

darkcitydame ;-)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

that's some magical bed!

lao tzu really knows how to point the way, he's was/is one wise dude....

Squirrel said...

love the quote and the bed!!!

life is a miracle!

Megan said...

Bedknobs and Broomsticks!

R.L. Bourges said...

ochin krasnye (very beautiful) spassiba (merci)

just for that, you get one of my all-time favorite happy little miracles, here:

N said...

love the quote. inspiring.

Coffee Messiah said...

colette: Oh yeah! ; )

dcd: Thanks for stopping by!

kimy: I made a search to find the dvd, alas, not made for our region! ; ( I think I'd like this movie alot! ; )

squirrel: Great way to travel, although may be a bit on the cold side ; )

megan: That's a song, isn't it?

rlb: Oh man, wish I could dance that well, Thanks! ; )

n: That's what I thought ; )

tut-tut said...

A lovely start to the week. I wish I could fly about in my cozy double bed.

Crazy Ass Beastard said...

You remember on The Band of Brothers when that one private is criticized for trying to stay alive? The advice given to him was that he was going to continue being a danger to the rest of the soldiers until he learned that he was already dead. Only then would he be of any value to the team. That is what that saying reminds me of.

The flying bed was one right out of my childhood where every night my wall would lower and I would fly thru the sky all night. Those were some really good memories.

Crazy Ass Beastard said...

Maybe I should emphasize that those flying bed fantasies that I entertained were only that ... fantasies, lest you think that I was doing LSD before I was 10.

Mandy (ZenMonkeyMind) said...

love that quote!!

Megan said...

Could be? I haven't seen the film since I was very small. Loved the book, though.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Coffee, the fear of dying is widespread.

The funny thing is that after you've been alive for quite a few decades and survived some of the unpleasant things that life throws at you, the fear of dying dissipates and you begin to see death as the means of achieving the ultimate peace.

Take care, friend!

Coffee Messiah said...

t & t: Would be some sort of trip, wouldn't it? !

simstone: Never saw the movie ; (
Makes sense though. No need to apologize for your youth ; )

mandy: Thanks for stopping by.

megan: ; )

david: Funny your last line, 'cause you know it's true ; ) Cheers back at ya!