Another reflection

Thanks to family member Freyja D. for this piece.

I saw this on Freyja’s Facebook account and thought it would be appropriate for a Saturday reflection along with Random Notes 2.  I’m sure many have seen it already but it was new to me!

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, ” If I could see the world, I’d marry you”.

One day someone donated eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. He asked her, “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?”

The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected that.  The thought of looking at him for the rest of her life led her to refuse his offer of marriage.  Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying; “Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.”

Having just cut and pasted that from the Facebook page, I thought that I would do a web search on ‘There was a blind girl who hated herself‘ and the first link on the results page was Stories from the Heart from the A View on Buddhism website.  So that was a lovely find and a web site that deserves more browsing.

At the top of the ‘Home Page’ was the following quote:

Don’t try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist;
use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Nothing much to argue with there!

May our eyes open our heart.

4 thoughts on “Another reflection

  1. Yes Paul May our Eyes truly open our hearts and let us not just see what we want to see, But let us really Look! at the world, and our loved ones and remember just how prescious they all are.. Our ‘blindness’ of our true gifts and treasures are right ‘above’ our noses! if only those eyes would wake up and see 🙂

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    1. Sue, so beautifully put. I awoke this morning to find Hazel, one of our rescue dogs from Mexico, fast asleep with her muzzle tucked under my chin – and I reflected on the love and companionship between dogs and mankind going back so many thousands of years and what a gift that is. Made a poignant contrast with Phoebe, one of our other rescue dogs, who is in the last stages of her time with us as the last stages of Lymphoma destroy her organs. 😦 Dogs open our eyes to many of the real truths in life. (Sorry, gone on a bit!) P.

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