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July 30, 2010


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great and inspiring quote!


My biggest fear is that someday I may realize that when I thought I was looking; I wasn't really looking at all.
Having spent a year in Thailand I can't get the image of how really slow and dumb the ox seem to be.

jill i

Thanks, I love your Friday videos!
Been working on taming my ox but it is a never-ending process, non?
Happy weekend Barry!

Babaloo Bonzai

Thank you so much for your wonderful zen blogs! Especially for Zen Women :-) as I am a zen woman, I have been hungry for such stories. I will really enjoy reading all your wonderful posts, and i will link your blogs on mine.

Barry Briggs

Thanks, everyone, for your comments! And thank you Babaloo Bonzai for visiting and linking to these sites. I'll link back to yours!

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