I had a great holiday with Jackie in town but besides family and friends I was guided
to connect with the author Kelly Cutrone.
I don't really read books not unless they are technical manuals, coding concepts or
brain matter of good and positive nature but I was drawn to read a book that she wrote called
Normal gets you Nowhere.
Wow what a great book
I just wanted to share with you a couple of quotes because they still resonate with me today
I hope you will like them as much as I did.
" I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.
I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know.
I'm one of those people"
-- John Lennon
"I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the weirdest of all".
-- Johnny Depp
Quote 3 (shortened)
Do not simply believe what you hear just because you have heard it for a long time
Do not follow tradition blindly merely because it has been practiced like that for generations
Do not be quick to listen to rumours
Do not be fooled by outward appearances
Do not hold onto any view of idea just because you are comfortable with it
You should go beyond opinion and belief
You can rightly reject anything which when accepted, practiced, and perfected leads to more aversion, more craving and more delusion.
Conversely, you can rightly accept anything which when accepted and practiced leads to unconditional love, contentment and wisdom.These things allow you
time to develop a happy and eaceful mind.
This should be the criteria on wat is and what is not the truth.
From the Kalama Sutta "The Buddha"
Great words from great minds
Let them infuse your mind and empower your day