Thursday, January 30, 2014

THE WHEEL OF TIME

Today I would like to share a quote with you which is taken from the book The Wheel of Time by Carlos Castaneda. I was looking for another book in my library and ran across this one. I picked it up opened to a random page and this was the message:"For a warrior to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn't use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves." I would hope each of you will think about what this message means to you personally. Might I suggest that you touch someone's life right now in a kindly, loving manner expecting nothing in return. As always I wish only the best to you and yours.

9 comments:

DarkStar888 said...

Nice find Ron. Thank you for the post.

I'll share a poem and quote written by one of my Great Grandfather...you may want to look in to some of his writing if you are interested. :)

Quote:
"The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain." - Sir Thomas Wyatt

Poem:
“I find no peace, and all my war is done,
I fear and hope; I burn and freeze like ice;
I fly above the wind yet can I not arise;
And naught I have and all the world I seize on.
That looseth nor locketh holdeth me in prison,
And holdeth me not, yet can I scape nowise;
Nor letteth me live nor die at my devise,
And yet of death it giveth none occasion.
Without eyen I see, and without tongue I plain;
I desire to perish, and yet I ask health;
I love another, and thus I hate myself;
I feed me in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain.
Likewise displeaseth me both death and life
And my delight is causer of this strife.” - Sir Thomas Wyatt

Peace Brother,

Ian

DarkStar888 said...

Oh, have you read this book?

"The Four Agreements" (Don Miguel Ruiz)

A new post on JediTheOne

http://jeditheone.blogspot.com

DS888

captron52 said...

Hey Ian Thanks. I really loved the poem by your great grandfather! I'm guessing you got some of his inner traits when you arrived in this 3d world. I read your new entry on Jedi blog and I hope my readers will visit you there. It is a great post! And yes, I have read the book Four Agreements. I've got it here somewhere , just gotta find it! It is a great book. Thanks for sharing this with all of us. As always the best to you and yours.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother Ron; an excellent quote from a worthwhile read. Thanks for sharing Ron, all the best to you and family.

In Lak' ech, prosper with knowledge... live with love....

DarkStar888 said...

Ron,

I too was born in 1952.

Oh, do you know who Sir Thomas Wyatt was? I'll let you take that thought with you to discover for yourself. :)

Ian

captron52 said...

hi Christopher Great to see you again. Glad you liked the quote. Hope you are having a great weekend!

captron52 said...

Hey Ian I had to look up Sir Thomas Wyatt on the net. I had no idea who he was. He sure did live an interesting life! So he is your great grandfather? I read a few of his works after I looked him up. He was indeed a great writer and poet! Enjoy your weekend!

Ian Szewczok said...

Yes Sir Thomas was are very interesting man in so many ways and his son lead a revolt again Queen Mary of Scotland.

In May 1536 Wyatt was imprisoned in the Tower of London for allegedly committing adultery with Anne Boleyn. He was released from the Tower later that year, thanks to his friendship or his father's friendship with Thomas Cromwell, and he returned to his duties. During his stay in the Tower he may have witnessed not only the execution of Anne Boleyn (19 May 1536) from his cell window but also the prior executions of the five men with whom she was accused of adultery. Wyatt is known to have written a poem inspired by the experience, (29) which, though it stays clear of declaring the executions groundless, expresses grief and shock.

by Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder

"Who list his wealth and ease retain,
Himself let him unknown contain.
Press not too fast in at that gate
Where the return stands by disdain,
For sure, circa Regna tonat.2
The high mountains are blasted oft
When the low valley is mild and soft.
Fortune with Health stands at debate.
The fall is grievous from aloft.
And sure, circa Regna tonat.

These bloody days have broken my heart.
My lust, my youth did them depart,
And blind desire of estate.
Who hastes to climb seeks to revert.
Of truth, circa Regna tonat.

The bell tower showed me such sight
That in my head sticks day and night.
There did I learn out of a grate,
For all favour, glory, or might,
That yet circa Regna tonat.

By proof, I say, there did I learn:
Wit helpeth not defence too yerne,
Of innocency to plead or prate.
Bear low, therefore, give God the stern,
For sure, circa Regna tonat."

Sir Thomas was beheaded at a young age (38-39)

His son, The Younger, Sir Thomas Wyatt, (1521–1554), who led Wyatt's rebellion many years after his father's death, was beheaded the drawn and quartered, he was 33..(the Freemason #). WTF

Be well my brother. :)

Ian

captron52 said...

thank you Ian for sharing this poem