The Zen of Popeye

As a kid I used to enjoy watching Popeye cartoons.

His catchphrase was “I am what I am and that’s all I am, I’m Popeye the sailor man.”

The inference being that Popeye is just being himself. Equal to everyone, but superior to no one.

There is a Zen maxim which states, “All things exist to express what they are.”

On Old MacDonald’s Farm, the ducks go quack, the dogs go woof and the cows go moo.

The dogs don’t moo, the ducks don’t woof and the cows don’t quack.

When it comes to humans we all have:

– A spiritual nature which includes the expression of love, joy, compassion and creativity which makes us happy.

– An animal nature which includes the basic human need for food, shelter and sleep.

– A personality with a blend of desires, talents and traits which is unique to us.

Expressing your true voice and uniqueness is liberating and invigorating.

In short, be what you are.

Because, the more you do who you are, the happier and more successful you’ll be.

 

Humour

  • The tiles, A, E, I, O, and U were discovered in a dead scrabble players stomach, vowel play is suspected.
  • A Mexican stuntman died while making a film, at the funeral his mother approached the director and said,”Jesus died for your scenes.”
  • The guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated.
  • A chap on a tractor just drove past me shouting, “The end of the world is nigh!!!”    ….. I think it was Farmer Geddon.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

 

 

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