Monday, February 9, 2009


How Enlightened Are You? A Test:
Well. . .
If you can live without caffeine or nicotine;
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains;
If you can resist complaining;
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you any time;
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment;
If you can ignore friends' limited educations and never correct them;
If you can treat the rich and poor alike;
If you can face the world without lies or deceit;
If you can conquer tension without medical help;
If you can relax without liquor;
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs;
If you can have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, or politics —
— then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog.

I received this in an e-mail, the author is unknown. I don't remember where I got the picture so I have no reference for that either. I just loved them both so if the originators ever happen upon my little blog, my apologies for not referencing you.


  1. This picture is great....really makes me smile!

    I like the quote that you've posted. I would love to be as healthy and zen like as my dogs!!

  2. Oh the life of a dog! Mine has it made in the shade-and does have an attitude I could learn from. Neat blog!

  3. Ouch! The truth hurts. LOVE the photo and the test is an interesting one to check in with from time to time.

  4. Stopped by via brown & green....glad I did! Love this photo and the quote!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. i can think of no better zen master than my dogs. BTW this photo is sooo cool!

  6. This is the cutest picture I have ever seen that did not include a baby.