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(Sorta) Daily Writing Prompt April 22

I’d like to propose a daily writing prompt challenge. The original post is here . The prompts come from a book titled More Daily Wisdom: 365 Buddhist Inspirations . It consists of daily quotes from various Buddhist writings intended to inspire, to get the reader to think or feel. I wish to express this reaction in writing and hope to motivate others to do so also.

If you’d like to participate, please tag your posts 365DailyPrompt

The prompt for today, April 22, is:

The basic paradox: everything is mess yet all is well.

This really isn’t a paradox, but a simple contradiction. Both these things can’t be true in the same place at the same time. It’s more a matter of degree, or at least perspective. Everything might be a mess at 2work, at least in the machine shop. All might be well in the reception area. Then, everything is well at home.

Or, the phrase might be a suggestion not to take setbacks too seriously or trust too seriously in the good. Or it might the authors’ dismissal of strangers’ concerns short of natural disaster.



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ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 11:10 PM

I'm gonna save this link and maybe give it a try myself at some point. I'm doing one over at Bubblews and find myself having to "double-up" due to missing a day every now and then lol. It's fun to do though, and a good way to stay active! :)cc

bestwriter wrote on April 22, 2015, 11:19 PM

SNAFU could well be in line with this prompt. Situation Normal All F.... Up. This comes from the slang that the Army and Military have in their vocabulary. I am not quite sure how to interpret it.

allen0187 wrote on April 23, 2015, 12:17 AM

'Everything is a mess yet all is well.' - a perfect description to describe my life right now! LOL!

I guess, it is embracing the imperfections in life and taking these as part of everyday living.

iwrite28 wrote on April 23, 2015, 1:05 AM

I like the prompt very much -- maybe I will give it a shot today...

msiduri wrote on April 23, 2015, 9:33 AM

I look forward to your response! But of course, don't overdo it. Not like there's a deadline.

msiduri wrote on April 23, 2015, 9:33 AM

Yeah, I can see that.

msiduri wrote on April 23, 2015, 9:35 AM

Oh, hope life gets less chaotic for you. And regardless of whether one embraces life's imperfections, life's imperfections are going to embrace you, so you may as well enjoy them....

msiduri wrote on April 23, 2015, 9:36 AM

I'm glad you like it. I look forward to your response.