The above image from the Trout Farm shows you the answers to the most asked questions about fishing at the Trout Farm. In our lives we seem to be seeking Answers for all our Questions. Throughout human history, Wisdom has not come from finding the Answers, but rather Wisdom has come from asking the right Questions. The Answer is not as important as is asking the right Question. If one looks at the history of world great things have not come from the Answers, but great things have come from asking the right Questions. As you go about this week, think about the Questions you have, for THE QUESTION IS THE ANSWER!
Last week was a second session of Hunter's 1st year of life. In this session some of the Family Members who missed the first session were able to be photographed with Hunter. Hunter was thinking What! More Pictures. As the above photo is evidence that he sure loves the beach sand, but he has to learn it does not taste good.
Are You Rushing Water? We see water in many different forms, it can be stagnant, it can be moving slowly, it can be rushing, or it can be a devistating wall of water. Rushing Water moves very quickly, it will eventually wear away rocks and carry things down its path without care or reason. Sometimes we can be like rushing water, we rush from place to place without care or reason and we eventually wear away at those around us. Movement is important in life because we do not want to grow stagnant, but our rushing around wears away at the force that keeps us solid. If you find your life rushing around, rushing by you, slow down, pause and take in a quiet moment.
The world that presents itself to us, is a world of Peaks and Valleys. The life we live is a life full of Peaks and Valleys. Have you notice though, that when we settle, we tend to settle ourselves in the Valleys. We love the Peaks in life, those high flying moments, the moments of being in the zone, when all of our plans seem to come together, when we feel the rush of living. However, You Cain't Live On The Peak, you can be there only for a little while. As you go thru your day, if you find yourself in a valley, know that peaks will come your way and if you find yourself on a Peak, just know YOU CAIN'T LIVE ON THE PEAK.
It may be hard to imagine, but while on vacation I recieved A Moment Of Enlightment from a 3 year old. It was the constant I Want...I Want... I Want... and when it was gotten, there was no satifaction, but more I Want...I Want...I Want... I realized that this pattern of desire when we are young follows us all throughout our life. We start off wanting candy and toys, then as we get older the I Want...I Want...I Want... just keeps growing into things like I want a new car, I want a bigger house, I want a new job, I want to make more money, I want a boat, I want to travel, I want to be rich, I want to be famous, I want... I Want...I Want...it never ends. The only thing we can do is to stop Wanting and at some point be satisfied with the things we have. If we look at the lives of great spiritual people Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, St. Francis of Assisi, Gandhi, Mother Teresa they all had very little in life. We do not have to live in poverty, but we do at some point have to end: I Want...I Want...I Want...I Want...I WANT!