It seems easy to go day by day going wherever the great river of life takes you. It could have twist and turns around a mountain, but settled as a particle of the vast movement where all you can do is naturally flow in the direction of the current. A particle has no way to move, because it is only floating as debris of a substance so small. It is left with no fins, paddles, or oars to swim about in the water to know the surroundings. Are you moving? Or is it moving you? Lacking cognition, it could take you anywhere and no where at all. It could take you to a pond, other river beds, possible streams, or the ocean itself.
There are many elements that could make up a good mind. It could be comprised of virtue, proficient in subjects, knowledgeability, attentiveness, active in memory, strength of intelligence, intuition, willful, contemplative, imaginative, enlightened, perseverance, determined. The list can go on. However, the conduit is the means to use it.Continue reading “Using Our Minds Well”
Where is Good? In our reasoned choices. Where is Evil? In our reasoned choices. Where is that which is neither Good nor Evil? In the things outside of our own reasoned choice.” – Epictetus, Discourses, 2.16.1Continue reading “Patterns of Thinking”
There is a discovery of who you are in life. However, this process takes knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to go beyond what lies behind you or what lies in front of you. You need to go within to find this truth.Continue reading “Discovering Who You Are in Life”
Just as a seed is planted into the ground, it is dormant only in the shell. Who amongst know what was planted? The seed looks just like other seeds, small though there is a color or shape to it. The planter can know… Amongst are many other seeds that are planted with it to ensure the possibility of growth by the lucky seeds that surface through the soil joining above. When it joins above ground, it shares its unique qualities to life.Continue reading “Finding Ourselves”
In our history, we need to remember the important continuation of tradition. Tradition is timeless and continues to this day. Not many know some of the traditions that were throughout the course in history. Though there are traditions that comes from a span of more than a thousand years. Hidden in folklore, culture, heritage, and ancient books from the history of the past. There are those who can discover the truth within our ancient history. Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) renewed a piece of tradition in our history. It is the Ancient Olympic Games.Continue reading “The Olympics Traditional and Modern Times”
While in the clouds of uncertainty, it can be difficult to find direction. With the clouds heavy on the shoulders of the mind, it seems wherever you go there are clouds. Somehow there is a huge weight on you however you need to find a way out. It seems if you go the same way of the clouds, you will always be stuck. Can you just let the clouds pass by? Could you go the opposite way to another direction?Continue reading “Clouds”
There something apparent in this verse that reminds me of a greater verse. It is by Ghandi. Be the change that you want to see in the world. The only thing that is different is that George Benard is more descriptive in his message.Continue reading “Seeing a Message Through”
Suppose life throws a curve ball at you and you wonder what to do? Just this happened to all of us worldwide as the COVID 19 epidemic swept the world from our lives to ponder what would come of us. In a sudden halt, much was left in a waiting room bewildered on how to live. When there is time that there seems nothing can be accomplished, what do you do?Continue reading “Courage to Move”
To be honest, the preference of an ordered life is much better than of chaos. However if living in only one side of the story, how can we see the other?