Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

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meindzai
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Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by meindzai » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:01 pm

Happy new year!

Did you know 2015 is the year of right effort?

Well, at least for me it is.

Each year I have been focusing on a particular aspect of the eightfold path. Last year I worked on right speech. It was great. Of course, not perfect. This year I am working on right effort. It fits as I am in graduate school, which is very stressful, and is conducive to a lot of negative thinking ("I'm not cut out for this") imposter syndrome ("I'm not sure they should have let me in the program..") and general whining ("it's haaard!").

I am looking to see if there's a nice reminder I can put on my desktop. Googling gives a few results:

Pretty basic:
http://image.slidesharecdn.com/thebuddh ... 1309242901" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I really like the visualization of it here:
http://what-buddha-said.net/Pics/right_effort.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Does anybody have anything? Or if you are into making these things, that would be wonderful too.

Regards,

-Dave K

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Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by imagemarie » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:42 pm

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Best of luck meindzai :thumbsup:

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Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by SamBodhi » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:35 pm

Have you seen Jet Li's Fearless? There is a scene where his character is helping work in the rice firlds. He learns an important lesson about right effort. It might not be the best image but I would use a still from that scene, if I could find one.

Here is a link to his character being awfully contemplative:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4429 ... less-6.jpg


with Metta,
SamBodhi
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All outward-going knowing
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Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by MDayan » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:27 am

Hello Dave,
meindzai wrote:Happy new year!
Happy new year!


meindzai wrote:I really like the visualization of it here:
http://what-buddha-said.net/Pics/right_effort.gif" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes, there is no doubt that the second image is best. My advice is that the mottos should be superimposed on the cover of the fiftieth anniversary edition of Atlas Shrugged. Then install it in an Ayn Rand altar. There is a picture of one here...

http://tuttejiorg.wordpress.com/2014/03 ... rand-altar" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And good luck with the right effort! It may not be easy but it’s worth the effort.
“To aim and hit, you need one eye only, and one good finger.”
— Moshe Dayan

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Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by Nicolas » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:10 am

I think this one could be good (even though the man on the right looks Jesus-y):
http://st.gdefon.com/wallpapers_origina ... on.ru).jpg

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Re: Looking for "Right Effort" Reminder graphic/wallpaper

Post by meindzai » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:28 pm

So busy I forgot I posted here! Thanks for the replies... can't comment but will check back later!

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