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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

This isn't mine, but I thought it useful. Life as Sailboat From ancient times, the troubles of life have been visualized as storms. In the following Taoist quote, the troubles of life are being compared to a windstorm: A tree that is unbending is easily broken. - Lao Tzu The interpretation of this... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

In my romantic youth, this song written by Scotty Wiseman and this particular version sung by Rod Stewart was a question I would ask my then girlfriend, later wife all the time. "I Have I Told You That I Love You?" We never tired of saying those three words, 'I love you,' for they were a constant... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Just Pull The Anchor and Sail! "A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” - William Shedd. We've all heard about 'games of chance,' but how many of us realize that the biggest 'game of chance' is Life itself? A ship takes a chance the minute it enters the water and the further... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.” ― John Lennon For the most part,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Let The World Turn Without You It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals. - Charles Kuralt Unless you are completely ignoring the news, the newspapers, and your... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. - Epictetus Each of us has a choice in all matters. There is nothing that any of us ever HAVE to do. Each of us, man or woman, chooses the roles we play, and what we make of our lives at each instant. Expectation and Tradition... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind! Obviously, "Rattlesnake of the Mind" is a metaphor, and it is inspired by the Zen term, "Monkey Mind," which refers to the mind's tendency to invent an unending sequence of creative stories about everything we see and hear. Your mind and body are your tools to use... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Allow Me To Stress This "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James I think we can all agree that the world around us is flying by us so fast, it's hard not to be affected by stress. News and important information used to come to us two or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

To Thine Own Self... "To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." - Mahatma Gandhi. I had this quote on my notepad for a couple of weeks before I finally took it up. It wasn't an 'inner conflict' or some such blather, and I just wanted to be sure that I gave this profound statement... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 21, 2019

It's Martin Luther King day, and I must confess that I have studied the man extensively. He knew that he was hated by many, including his own people. He knew that his path was a dangerous one, but in his letter from a Birmingham cell, he wrote: "I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as... Sign in to see full entry.

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