Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘receive’

20141123

In aphorism on 20141123 at 23:55

【As a Tree 】
Be as a tree. A tree that stands strong, no matter the wind or rain or the sun’s strong rays. For the wind does not define a tree. For the rain does not define a tree. For the sun does not define a tree. A tree stands tall -firmly, simply, rooted in soil. A tree offers leaves to summer winds and but bare branches to winter winds. A tree awaits the coming of the rain and waits out the drying of the rain. A tree receives of the sun and returns again glory to the earth. A tree is a tree and no more, despite the elements and despite their absence. Be as the tree and stand strong -despite what may, and despite what may not.

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201108013

In aphorism, proverb on 20110813 at 16:29

Give once, receive twice.

Hope lies around every corner.

There is no perfect time, only the present time.

20110719

In aphorism, proverb on 20110719 at 10:14

The desert dweller prays for rain, but is prepared not for the storm.

The fool waits for the rains to sow his seeds.

The fool tames a beast he cannot feed.

Fantasy is the reality of the fool.

To judge another’s rationale is simply to impose one’s own motive upon another’s actions.

Climax not without the crescendo; lo, the fool is clueless, the wise is cognizant of.

Life, ’tis a puzzle.

Cast a worm, catch a fish.
[Other times, cast a worm, drown a worm.]

The fool act without understanding.
The lay do not act, understanding only of consequence.
The dilettante do not act, understanding not of impact.
The wise act with understanding of impact.

Consequence impels the fool; impact propels the wise.

Hold experience dearly, opinions loosely.

Project that which is beneficial to others;
Retain that which is worthy of possession;
Relinquish all else.

The wise balance output with input, teaching with learning, giving with receiving, apology with forgiveness.

Prudence in opinion, abundance in perception.

Share candid opinions as you would fresh onions -sparingly and with consideration.

From the valley, espy the peak.

Cash not backed by gold is but pretty paper.

20110714

In aphorism, proverb on 20110714 at 19:20

The fool live an illusion; the wise live a dream.

The fool fear only what he will lose by sharing, not realizing what is to be gained by giving.

The fool fear loss and so do not share, do not give, and so too, have no room to receive. The wise lose fear and so share, give freely, and so too, are unburdened and able to receive.

It is impossible to hold both compassion and anger in the same heart.

It takes but two to create a movement: one to start it, another to follow it.

For every seed that sprouts, the earth is never more the same.

20110512

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20110512 at 08:30

Think less on what others are deserving of receiving and more on all that you have that is deserving of giving.

A photo forces time to stand still, that we may awaken to all that is before our eyes.

20110425

In aphorism, proverb on 20110425 at 22:32

Better the response received after giving than the response received after taking.

20110315

In aphorism, proverb on 20110315 at 17:19

To receive a reaction, make a statement; to request a response, ask a question.

20100220

In aphorism, proverb on 20100220 at 15:25

Accept. Appreciate. Compliment. Support.

A judge is but a gavel-handed hypocrite.

Underestimating leads to overlooking.

To define success absolutely is to ensure absolute failure.

Who governs with a heavy hand bears its burden.

Where a garment conceals, in absence it reveals.

The hand to seize is not free to receive.

20091020

In aphorism, proverb on 20091020 at 22:12

The hand that holds a stone for throwing, knows not of receiving.

How delicate the little child, standing next to the adult – and yet, none is braver.

The breath of blasphemy asphyxiates only the weak who lack.

Tall grass is meant for watching; cut grass, for walking.

20091003

In aphorism, proverb on 20091003 at 11:23

Regret only the error never made; those made make an excellent teacher.

A teacher is not one who gives us knowledge, but one who challenges us to receive knowledge.

Knowledge ought be sought, gained, even shared, but never kept.

The knowledge kept is an ignorance carried to the grave.