Friday, August 31, 2012

Bruce Lee -- Philosopher?

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What language?

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.-Mandela

Superior to Insults

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

3 Methods to Wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lives of Quiet Desperation

“Most people live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.”

Some people live their whole lives talking about ‘someday’ doing what they want to do – taking that trip, building that business, pursuing that dream.

Some people just go through the motions. Inside they’re unhappy and unfulfilled. All the while, they believe themselves to be victims of circumstance. They don’t believe that they can make things any different than the way they are.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Holistic Time - Block Time

He who has seen present things has seen all, both everything which has taken place from all eternity and everything which will be for time without end; for all things are of one kin and of one form. ~Marcus Aurelius

Friday, August 24, 2012

Where are the Philosophers debating this?

Paul Ryan Can Be a Catholic and Still Worship Ayn Rand?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Midlife Depression

“When we find ourselves in a midlife depression, suddenly hate our spouse, our jobs, our lives – we can be sure that the unlived life is seeking our attention. When we feel restless, bored, or empty despite an outer life filled with riches, the unlived life is asking for us to engage. To not do this work will leave us depleted and despondent, with a nagging sense of ennui or failure. As you may have already discovered, doing or acquiring more does not quell your unease or dissatisfaction. Neither will “meditating on the light” or attempting to rise above the sufferings of earthly existence. Only awareness of your shadow qualities can help you to find an appropriate place for your unredeemed darkness and thereby create a more satisfying experience. To not do this work is to remain trapped in the loneliness, anxiety, and dualistic limits of the ego instead of awakening to your higher calling.”
― Robert A. Johnson