Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Tao of Panda

This past weekend, we rented Kung Fu Panda. It was a total blast, y'all. And, there were tons of cleverly disguised spiritual, zen-y nuggets of wisdom in it that I shall now share with you.

Here are the quotes that I totally ooh'ed and aaah'ed at:

"Nothing is impossible." Okay, this one may seem simple, but it's totally amazing when you see Oogway the turtle dropping those words of wisdom from his ancient, wrinkled old mouth, okay?

"One often meets [their] destiny on the road [they] take to avoid it." LOVE love love this.

"Your mind is like [the] water. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. If you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear." Deep.

"There are no accidents." This one, too, might seem deceptively simple. BUT. It totally applies to people who wonder "What if . . . ?" As in, "What if I had gone to college?," or "What if I hadn't had kids?," or "What if I had stayed with so-and-so . . . ?" If you believe there are no accidents, then where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be.

Just goes to show you that you never know what you're going to find when (while avoiding more pressing work that might help you fulfill your destiny) you sit down to watch an animated movie about a Panda who loves Kung Fu.

The mind-expanding nuggets of wisdom you might glean are totally no accident -- cuz they might make you go back to your work with a whole new perspective that helps you fulfill that destiny even better . . . ;).

3 comments:

C. Lee McKenzie said...

"One often meets [their] destiny on the road [they] take to avoid it."

This quote hit me, Neesha. I quit my job so I didn't have to work so hard anymore and took the leisurely writing path. Guess what?
Right.
Destiny smack up the side of the head.

p.s. Glad to see you moved to blogspot. It seems so much easier to navigate--more non-techi intuitive for me.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

"One often meets [their] destiny on the road [they] take to avoid it."

This quote struck a chord, Neesha. I quit my job to take a more leisurely road--writing books :)

Glad you are on blogspot. I like this format better than most others. It's more intuitive for the non-techi like me. Even had to post this comment twice due to superior screw up talent!

sruble said...

We loved Kung Fu Panda and its wisdom too!

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