November 29, 2004
Live in a better way
In his book, Live in a better way, Reflections on Truth, Love and Happiness, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives candid guidance on living fully and responsibly. One thing he said that I really liked, and that is good advice for all lifelong learners like me is,
"Pay attention not only to the cultivation of knowledge but to the cultivation of qualities of the heart, so that at the end of education, not only will you be knowledgeable, but also you will be a warm-hearted and compassionate person."
Posted by carl1236 at November 29, 2004 10:01 PM | Attitude
Just scanning through your blog and noticed one titled "Use the Sidewalk!" from back in May. That experience closely parallels several of my own. Since you occassionally read my blog, you probably know this. I'm not sure why so many motorists feel such aggression toward cyclists, but it seems to be quite common. On the other hand, I also encounter a number of motorists who seem happy to see me riding and are more than willing to grant me my appropriate and legal right-of-way.
Your blog is quite impressive. Some very interesting pieces. I hope lots of people read it because there's a lot of good stuff here. Some of the more profound pieces are impressively well-written, but I sometimes find myself struggling to make sense of them as they are deeper than my normal reading material (my fault, not yours). But that's probably good for me.
At any rate, I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff.
Posted by: Jim at November 29, 2004 11:26 PM
I have really been enjoying cycling this year. In the Spring you'll probably see much more blogging about cycling. Maybe I'll create a whole new blog for cycling enthusiasts, just about cycling. I that a microblog?
Haha, then I'd be blogging all the time. In any case, I'm glad you enjoyed reading this blog. It's a challenge for me and I really enjoy writing it.
Jim, I'll be watching your experiences biking in the winter here, and maybe I'll ride more next winter after I see it can be done! ;-)
Posted by: John at December 2, 2004 9:24 AM