Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

I had been proud of my awareness, aware of my pride, and proud of that awareness again. It went on like this: How clever I am that I know I am so stupid, how stupid I am to think that I am clever, and how clever I am that I am aware of my stupidity etc.

Janwillem van de WeteringThe Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery

Quote: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Image Source: Zen Masters


  1. Made me smile in a kind of recognition 🤫😉
    Happy Monday to you and your reading friends

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  2. wow, have to go deep in on this one –

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  3. Ha! Love this. And I’m very aware if this in me too. ☺️

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  4. Great quote.
    We love the books of van de Wetering – even his crime stories.
    Wishing you a wonderful week
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  5. I thought the image was of Richard Branson!
    Somehow I think he’d be aware of this, too…. Just like me!

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  6. It’s me!! Well, it’s me if I was male, smarter than I am and able to frame my thoughts really well…

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  7. Yep, guilty…

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  8. Yep!

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  9. rings so true!!!

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  10. Here, too. Brilliant!

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