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I Am That I Am March 4, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Life Balance, Mindfulness, Spirit & Ego.

IMGP1472aFace the challenge of simple (not easy) discipline.

* The greatest teaching is to live with an open heart. ~ Anonymous

Heed the signs.

* I hear and I forget.  I see and I remember.  I do and I understand. ~ Zen Proverb

Avoid over explaining and over interpretation.

* We often learn lessons in simple and everyday ways. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Shed your fear and guilt and you will have nothing to dull the brilliance of your spirit.

There is one Light but many lamps. ~ Proverb

Shine on!

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 4, 2014


nrhatch - March 4, 2014

Thanks, Kate (& Baby Blue too!).

2. Pix Under the Oaks - March 4, 2014

The Zen Proverb and Pearl Buck~perfect.
Thanks Nancy and Good Morning!

nrhatch - March 4, 2014

Good morning . . . err, good afternoon! It’s almost Wine Time.

Not sure where the day went.
{{checks under the sofa . . . not there}}

3. clarbojahn - March 4, 2014

I love these sayings and proverbs. Always so true. “I do and I understand.” great one, especially with what goes before it. 🙂

nrhatch - March 4, 2014

Thanks, Clar. The way teaches us the way! 😀

clarbojahn - March 6, 2014

It was even that way in Nursing in learning a new procedure. We’d have it demonstrated to us and then we would demonstrate back to show we had conquered it all before we did it on a patient with a preceptor along. 🙂

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Yes! Always a good practice to practice on “dummies” before impatient patients. Thanks for the share, Clar.

4. diannegray - March 4, 2014

The line I Am That I Am reminds me of something I read in a Salmon Rushdie book (can’t remember which one now because I’ve read them all, although it may have been The Moors Last Sigh) where he says something along the lines of Popeye the sailor-man and Jehovah knew who they were because they both said ‘I yam what I yam an’ that’s what I yam’ (he’s very controversial as you probably already know, but his books are true brilliance!) 😉

I just love your quotes (again) 😀

nrhatch - March 4, 2014

Thanks, Dianne! I have never read any of Rusdie’s books ~ not because they’re controversial, but because I’ve never gotten around to reading one of them. So many books, so little time.

5. jannatwrites - March 5, 2014

The Zen Proverb is my favorite!

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

That one definitely rings true for me.

6. Booksphotographsandartwork - March 5, 2014

I also like the Zen proverb. Suits me to a T.

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Me too! Thanks for the Downton Abbey link. There wasn’t much on the menu that appealed to me . . . but I thought the scullery maid was darling. 😀

7. William D'Andrea - March 6, 2014

Another, and much clearer interpretation of the Biblical phrase is, “I Am What Am”. I’m sure Popeye would never have said that about himself. He never gave the impression of being arrogant.

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Arrogance is in the eye of the Ego.

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