A Radio Dial… Quotable Quote #4

“I came to understand that emotional responses are like frequencies on a
radio dial: if you turn the volume down on one station, you turn it down
on all the others at the same time.
If you’re going to develop joy, laughter, and humor, you will open yourself up to feeling the pain, loss and sadness of the world, too. Or you can opt, as I had done for most of my
life, to turn the volume down and never hear the music at all.” –
C W Metcalf and Roma Felible from the book Lighten Up: Survival Skills For People Under Pressure
Beautiful words are these…..It is…. in such few lines conveying all there is to convey about the illogicality and the haphazard random environment in which Life operates… which we attempt to confine within the boundaries of Logic…  which primarily can be  zeroed down to one attribute…”Insecurity“….
With Logic, there is a semblance of security…against the sheer unpredictability that Life offers… Unfortunately… the semblance of security…aka Logic is illusory…it only appears so…
Logically…. Happiness and Sadness appear as poles apart… But existentially… they are two sides of the same coin…It is a different matter that we try to see only one side… and  try and convince our-selves that the other side does not exist…..
Further, one mans grief can be another persons joy….
Wise are the ones who realize the apparent contradictions…. contrasts can also coexist as a single entity…two, yet one….
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Apparently two, yet One
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Author: Team Wellness

A dreamer, who from a window seat of a rail bogey, enjoys staring at the infinite plain lands, re-living images captured by the eyes, amused by a dogs yawn and its trot.. moved by a cows gaze and fascinated by the trail of army ants kissing each other to glory…
I am not sure if slow n steady wins the race.. there is no race if you ask me….but certainly slow and steady has its own grace…

One thought on “A Radio Dial… Quotable Quote #4

  1. What a beautiful and philosophical quote from C W Metcalf and Roma Felible!

    As the blog by Karthik rightly comments on the quote, the state of mind depends on the FEELING . There is an apt word for it in Sanskrit for the particular state of mind “Stitha Prajna” . It means a steady non dual mind, unaffected by circumstances or happenings.

    The late Sradar Vallabhai Patel can be quoted as an example of possessing such a state of composed mind.

    Once Sardar Patel was arguing a case in a court of law for his client. He was in the middle of the argument, which was crucial for the outcome of the case. At that time he received a telegram stating that his wife , who was ailing for some time,passed away. Sardar read the telegram, folded the message sheet and kept it in his pocket and continued the argument without showing an iota of emotion.His argument was so forcibly convincing, that his client won the case.

    Sardar walked away after the hearing was over, without a word to anyone, to proceed with the cremation of his wife.

    To quote from the blog Karthik has so aptly put forward….”Logically…. Happiness and Sadness appear as poles apart… But existentially… they are two sides of the same coin…It is a different matter that we try to see only one side… and try and convince our-selves that the other side does not exist….”

    Life and feelings are what we make out of it. They are neutral. We are not.

    Excellent blog, Karthik.
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