wednesday wickedness

Today's quotes are from Phil Jackson:

1. "Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.”
Do you ALWAYS keep an open mind? as much as I can, yes

2. “Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.” Who is the wisest person you know? Who is the strongest? probably Dad for both

3. "Yes, victory is sweet, but it doesn't necessarily make life any easier the next season or even the next day." Do you think a successful day at your job makes the next day better or not? yes, I'm more enthusiastic about trying again

4. "...True joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment, not just when things are going your way."
How would we tell by your behavior if you are having a bad day? I don't think you would be able to tell... other than the crease in my forehead

5. "I gave it my body and mind, but I have kept my soul."
Do you have days when you feel you gave it your all, but may have compromised your values? not so much

6. "Your problems never cease. They just change." What do you feel is your biggest problem at the moment? oh, health-related stuff

7. "My dad always had this little sign on his desk: "The bigger your head is, the easier your shoes are to fill." He really drilled that in." Does your ego sometimes get in your way? not so much

8. "There is a saying that I love...It says: "There are no Zen masters, there's only Zen." "Zen master" is a contradiction in terms. You don't master Zen."
Do you believe in Zen? If yes, can it be mastered? well, if Zen is like being in the zone, yes I do believe in that--it's like the magic that occasionally happens in the classroom

9. "You can not teach competitiveness." Do you believe you could teach someone, like your child, to be competitive? I'm not sure

10. "Home is where the heart is, right?”
Obviously Phil didn't originate this quote. He said it when asked if he'd retire after this season. Do you believe home is not a place but rather a state of mind? yes, for the most part I do


Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I'm sorry that you're having health related stuff. But at our age I guess it comes with the territory. And by our age I mean over 30... ;)

Kwizgiver said...

Nothing serious, just annoying. Thanks for the good thoughts, Bud.