Monday, April 13, 2009

I love this...

"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."

- Buddha

The same is true about the "doubt of oneself"- of our ability, and power, and presence.
And the doubt that our love, extinguished or burning brightly, makes a difference. It does, and it did~ Always.


(Thank you Foamy and Rox for your comments below- I removed the post...said what I needed to say and hopefully the eyes which Fate intended to see it- did. <3 )


Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

I go away and miss an important post... uggg Fill me in when you have a chance.

The 'doubt' quote really touched me today. I have been in a constant state of doubt for months now. Its terrible and I am stagnant because of it in many ways.

I think its time for me to pick myself up by the bootstraps and bust a move. (tough to bust much of a move at 4am though! lol Unfortunately I am still on EU time!)

Have a great time at the beach and I am glad that T is on the mend!

Libby said...

cora, this just must be the right time for this quote, cuz it caught me just at the right time...

Skunkfeathers said...

It's a good, poignant, deeply thoughtful quote. And it speaks to all of us at one time or another..and another...and another ;)

To be human is to wonder. At times, about ourselves. Doubt is part of the process. So is the sunburst after the cloud of doubt is dissipated. They do come back..and so does that sunburst of realization.

Like the seasons, we grow, we evolve, we learn, we wonder, we doubt, we understand, we go on.

And if our hearts are open to both doubt and realization, we learn much on the road we tread.

*Hug* my friend. I didn't see the post. But I don't need to. 'Nuff said.

tinkerbell the bipolar faery said...

I like the sentiment of this quote. But, here's another quote about doubt ~ another type of doubt, perhaps.

You cannot be a man of faith unless you know how to doubt. You cannot believe in God unless you are capable of questioning the authority of prejudice,even if that prejudice seems religious. Faith is not a blind conformity to a prejudice ~ a "pre-judgement." It is a decision, a judgement that is fully and deliberately taken in the light of truth that cannot be proven.~ Thomas Merton

Also, I came across this in a blog I've recently found:

Love is the all-constituing substance of being. It's what you are made of. And you did not create it.Wishing, for you, that this week brings everything you need and hope for. **HUGZ**

Lady Prism said...

Takes a lot of strength to banish doubt, specially the ones you have about your own self.

K9 said...

there is no doubt
you took a gorgeous photo of trout!!

thank you so much. what a gift to receive that photo and lovely handmade card. I love them all and will frame the big print of trout and hang it at chickory.

love to you mayden. thank you.

loved your buddha quote -perfect timing for many it seems.

X. Dell said...

I'd like to think that this is true...but I doubt it.

Seriously, though, it is a beautiful sentiment.

dianne said...

I didnt see your original post dear Mayden, I'm sorry I missed it.
That is a lovely quote from Buddha and so very true... and I like your words about 'self doubt' as well, very beautiful. ♥

foam said...

well, yeah ..
but sometimes in certain things doubt can be a good thing ..
even healthy ..

ANNA-LYS said...

No doubt, this is a great quote!

The Phosgene Kid said...

Glad you're back, I've been Mr. Lazyblogger and haven't been real active. Nice to see your sweet smile again!!