A crowd of flies circles around a pile of food and looks for its window of opportunities... It takes quickness, courage, attentiveness and patience to get into a window of opportunities. There are enough windows of opportunities but there are many opponents as well.
It's harmful to think for a long time. Circumstances change fast, something that used to be true yesterday, may be false today. Windows of opportunities resemble vent panes and slits in the doors that get constantly opened and closed.
Hush... hush ... the Teacher opens the window and we hear him playing the music of the city. The city is his instrument. This is amazing, we could not even imagine that it is possible. A skilled musician can extract music from any instrument, even from silence.
To succeed in life, you need to look at the world through the paradigm of hope. Look at problems, troubles, and bad luck as good luck and a good opportunity. Gather all your willpower, and, with a crunch and crackle, switch the paradigm inside yourself, turn on the light.
We are not afraid of short-term problems because they are false, and long-term problems because they are true… We love the truth. However, we also like accidents, because they sometimes hide a lot of good opportunities.
Why do we want to close the Gestalt and reach completion? What is it? Pride? Lust for power? The problem is, what exactly do you expect from uncertainty? If you see useful opportunities in uncertainty – this is one situation, and if you see negative and problems – this is quite another.
There's an opinion that life is a chain of lost opportunities, but I wouldn't agree... Life more resembles a supermarket, the counter of which is piled up with really various opportunities... And you walk along it and add those attracting your attention to the cart... The only disappointing thing is ...its expiry date is only some time away...Sometimes, even before you think it, it - the end... gone... But actually, it's nonsense. As far as I know, new goods are served every day...
To cross the borderline and see there's nothing good behind it and go back.
One day when I was walking in some Hasidic neighborhood in New York City I noticed a child sitting on a grill and hanging out of the window. They fit grills on windows as protection from thieves. But hasidic grills were so strange as they stuck out half a meter and resembled something like a semi cage. So that a child could easily hang out of the window and get on this grill as if being in the street. I watched that child who was playing in that window and couldn't understand the use of that grill. And suddenly great joy thrilled through my heart. I finally got it.
A human being is curious. And curiosity is everyone's passion. The only way to overcome it is to give in. But if you give in to your passion, this passion may easily destroy you. And that grill is a nice way to give in to the passion and cross the borderline but a protection from bad consequences as well. A curious child wants to hang out of the window to see what's behind the borderline. Without a grill a child could be so eager to get there and see the unknown that it could result into falling out of the window. The external world is cruel and passions are so destructive that they may destroy a weak human being. The grill helps to cross the borderline and sate the curiosity by seeing that there's nothing interesting out there and get back safe and sound. So it makes a child happy to sate the curiosity by crossing the borderline and the grill is a protection from what is behind that borderline.
What's more interesting about this method is that it's interesting to get behind the borderline. It's similar to a coaster. And the fact that one remains safe while being behind the borderline, adds some elegance to it all.
When you take something, make sure you soon give something back so that not to owe anything. Otherwise you'll be in debt. Uncovered debts are like open windows and doors in winter: they let off warmth from the house. Beware of freebies and free cheese as you'll pay for them later.
A person who wants to get a place in the sun, should not pay attention to trifles like shut doors, high walls or window grills. What if no one wants to help but everyone distracts you? - Ha, it's a mere trifle!!!
There is a silver lining, behind every cloud the sun is hidden. When things are bad, do not be discouraged, but seek benefit. Any problem is always an opportunity to learn something, to become stronger, to create new weapons, to find a new opportunity.
A big man is a man with a literary mind, a man capable of breakthrough. A man capable of giving birth to ideas without reliance on solid ground. In fact, the big man is a dragon who has comprehended the whole and now has the ability to fly, using the gravitational forces of the entire planet without relying on lonely points of view and pieces of land under his feet.