Daily Dose for the Mind

According to the wise Confucian scholar Jeong Yak-yong (1762–1836):
The best way to hide your wealth is to give it away.
If you are generous with your wealth,
the money that would have disappeared sooner or later
becomes an everlasting jewel, deeply engraved in the heart of the recipient.
The air I inhale enters my body and becomes part of me.
The air that I exhale moves into someone else and becomes part of her.
Just by looking at how the air moves,
we realize we are all connected to one another,
not just figuratively but also literally.

Whether we like it or not, we are all connected,
and it is unthinkable to be happy all by oneself.”

The whole universe is contained in an apple wedge in a lunch box.
Apple tree, sunlight, cloud, rain, earth, air, farmer’s sweat are all in it.
Delivery truck, gas, market, money, cashier’s smile are all in it.
Refrigerator, knife, cutting board, mother’s love are all in it.
Everything in the whole universe depends on one another.
Now, think about what exists in you.
The whole universe is in us.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”. Apple Books.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. DiosRaw says:


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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Amber. Glad you liked the post.

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    2. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post

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  2. David Lim says:

    Yes, it’s about managing our obsession isn’t it? We lose people, or things that think we loved but ultimately losing them by our over protectiveness. Like trying to hold water in your hand, but it slips through our fingers anyway.

    To understand love is to let go of it.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes David. So the first step in letting go of your obsessions is to make this clear and committed statement of intent. The second is to practice some brief relaxation technique.

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      1. David Lim says:

        Practice makes perfect, I guess. Yet, Neale D. Walsch once twitted perfection may not be as achievable as exceptional. May be, we should start rephrase the cliche, “practice makes it exceptional”

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      2. GS says:

        Yes thank you for sharing this with me.


  3. The apple wedge in the lunchbox is a blessing to read.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Hope you have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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