Put aside your worries, and do something that makes you smile

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.

Enjoy Harry’s quote ! 

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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2 Responses to Put aside your worries, and do something that makes you smile

  1. U jumpstarted my othewise boring morning! thanx!


  2. R. H. Ward says:

    Thanks for the repost – glad you enjoyed the quote!


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