Welcome to my blog * thoughts and things * poetry, pictures * ideas * opinions * kindness * video * stay and read a while.

Greetings

Share it Please


video


"Greetings are social customs or rituals to show attention or to confirm friendship or social status between individuals or groups of people." Wikipedia


"Hello, how are you?"


"Fine thank you, and you?"


I met a lady who refused to ask or answer the question. She thought it insufferably insincere to first ask someone how they are when clearly most people don't want to know, nor do they have the time to listen. She said that most people answering "Fine thank you" were liars and that the grusome truthful answer to "How are you?" could just not be tolerated by most people.


I think she missed the point and the perfect elegance of this custom. I'm grateful that we have this ritual. "Fine thanks!" to me is an affirmation. Acually much more than that, I take it to be a statement about the nature of your soul - "No matter how the storm is raging outside, inward all is well with my soul."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Followers

Science of Mind and Spirit For Begnners

Science of Mind and Spirit For Begnners
"This wonderful book guides any individual to understand Science of Mind with ease and grace. It is a simple and beautiful presentation of the Spiritual Principles Science of Mind teaches. I highly recommend this book to students, licensed Practitioners and ministers. Blessings to Rev Edward." ~ Johan Gonzalez RScP. Science of Mind and Spirit for Beginners: Four Chapters in Simplified Prose, paraphrased by Edward VIljoen

Practice The Presence Journal

Practice The Presence Journal
Journaling offers a powerful way to record your spiritual growth. Writing in a journal calls on you to be more conscious of the insights that occur daily in your life. It gives you an opportunity to examine your beliefs and be mindful of your choices.

Follow The Author

If something here inspires or helps you please feel free to make a donation. If you would like me to coach you in setting up your blog contact me and we'll get started. Payments for blog coaching can be made here too.

Seeing Good At Work

Seeing Good At Work
I have been through the book three times over three years, and am starting it again. This is not because the material in the book is not working, but because it is working so well! The weekly lessons keep me on track and focused on what is actually true and important, and help me experience more good in every area of my life. LS

Ezine.com