I enjoy learning every day. Every day I read various blogs and email learning about historical events, inspiring quotes, travel, and even food.
One of the blogs that often gives me food for thought is called Rox Does Yoga. by R.H. Ward
Today from Rox does Yoga , just a quote to share:
“If there is a cure, what good is discontent? If there is no cure, what good is discontent?”
– Shantideva, 8th century master, quoted in Mathieu Ricard’s Happiness, page 72
I love this quote because it really emphasizes what’s important. If you have a problem that can be fixed, there’s no use worrying about it, because you can fix it.
If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, there’s also no need to worry, because it is what it is – better to spend time learning how to deal with, move forward from, or otherwise overcome the problem than with worrying about something that can’t change.
There’s really no situation where worry or discontent is helpful, but we still spend so much time on these things!
I hope this quote inspires you to leave your worries aside today, just for a few minutes, and do something you value instead, like taking a walk, calling a friend, or reading a good book.
Another person that is often quoted is Clint Eastwood – he gives inspiration also, but just a different sort. He does it with the biggest handgun, a .44 Magnum and he does it via the persona of Harry Callahan.