Reflecting on what one has learned

By Paulo Coelho

Rabbi Elisha ben Abuyah used to say:
 
‘Those who are open to life’s lessons and who do not live on a diet of prejudices are like a blank sheet of paper on which God writes his words in divine ink.
 
Those who view the world through cynical, prejudiced eyes are like a sheet of paper that has already been filled and on which there is no room for any new words.
 
Do not concern yourself with what you know or what you do not know. Do not think about the past or the future, merely allow God’s hands to write the surprises of the present on each new day.’

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  1. Reez says:

    When deep inside you know God is guiding you through all of this, life is always worthliving, and indeed when He does some surprising!

    Cheers.. :)

  2. raj says:

    Woww … wonderful message..
    Today is our lucky day.. Let Him writes His words…and we let go.

    love all.GBU

  3. agnieszka says:

    Dear Paulo,
    It reminds me of the sentence I heard long time ago, by John Locke(?)-I think:

    “the man is born like a blank board”

    and as You quoted, the man should stay like that in order to be open for God to write on it.
    I have to quote this again, cause I love it!:

    “I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD,
    HE WHO FOLLOWS ME WILL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS,
    BUT WILL HAVE THE LIGHT OF LIFE.”

    If we’re stay a blank board or a sheet, we are open to THIS LIGHT to enter our souls, our hearts and even our minds.
    LET THE GOD WRITE THE POEM OF YOUR LIFE. :-)
    love
    Agnieszka
    P.S. love to you all

  4. Joanne says:

    inspiring, emotional, spiritual words…I think it is worth mentioning here two of my favourite quotations:

    Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn like you were going to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi

    Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life” – Omar Khayyam

    Finally I want to conclude that the path is clear for those who let God lead them through.
    May God bless you all

  5. Cristina says:

    vivir con la inosencia de un nino.