Through the Baby Think It Over Program used in my child development class, this weekend I will be caring for one of these creepy creatures. It is capable of one thing… crying. I think it will be interesting… My plan is to take some creepy pictures of it with everyone holding it and such. It better not wake me up…
Sex is a natural human need like food and drink. It is true that men can survive without it, whereas they cannot survive without food and drink, but from a psychological standpoint the desire for sex is precisely analogous to the desire for food and drink. It is enormously enhanced by abstinence, and temporarily allayed by satisfaction. While it is urgent, it shuts out the rest of the world from the mental purview. All other interests fade for the moment, and actions may be performed which will subsequently appear insane to the man who has been guilty of them. Moreover, as in the case of food and drink, the desire is enormously stimulated by prohibition.
‘Every action we perform leaves an imprint on our very subtle mind, and each imprint eventually gives rise to its own effect. Our mind is like a field, and performing actions is like sowing seeds in that field. Virtuous actions sow seeds of future happiness and non-virtuous actions sow seeds of future suffering. These seeds remain dormant in our mind until the conditions for them to ripen occur, and then they produce their effect.’ - Modern Buddhism - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
Since it is impossible to fulfil all our desires or to stop unwanted things happening to us, we need to find a different way of relating to frustrated desires and unwanted occurrences. We need to learn patient acceptance.
Patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully…
These days man knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
—Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (via bookmania)
Without Christ, you lose your mind. Without God, everything is allowed. Without God, you become god and you do whatever you want. And the devil makes you do whatever he wants and your fall is painful and certain.
-Father Andreas Konanos
from Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read.
—Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey (via bookmania)