Self Improvement

We Get The Leaders We Deserve

We Get The Leaders We Deserve

History has proven repeatedly that lunatics will rise to power again and again on tidal waves of aggressive nationalism and intolerance. ~Dan Brown Why is it that lunatics seem to rise to power instead of the sane, the loving, instead of those leaders caring more for people than stroking their own egos until every citizen […]

Deroot Your Mind

Deroot Your Mind

His mind stopped, like a dead clock, and he was still living with the ideas that were in his head when the clock stopped, showing the same time forever. ~V.S. Naipul Most people are open to new ideas, alternate realities until they reach maybe 18 years of age or until they graduate from University at […]

Bulwarks Supporting Outdated Realities

Bulwarks Supporting Outdated Realities

Once a person is able to…smash apart the old nest…into which he has settled…wisdom immediately appears. ~Hakuin Ekaku, Zen Master It is comfortable residing in a world built on a foundation of right and wrong, to establish rigid views that bulwark one’s view of reality. Until…the structure crumbles because the bulwarks were based on narrow […]

Are You Unfinished?

I believe we’re incomplete, unfinished individuals. ~Carlos Fuentes There is a theory of human development which states we are born Tabula Rasa, blank slates ready to gain knowledge through experience and perception…that is…a person is born empty and nurtured into personality independent of their nature. Anyone with more than one child knows this theory is […]

Loving Yourself Is Spiritual

If you truly love yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha One of my daughters is a nurse. While working one day, she overheard a patient say, in Spanish, to her own daughter, that my daughter did not know what she was doing. Unknown to them, my daughter has a passing fluency with Spanish so […]

Make Me Feel Important

We should picture everyone we meet as wearing an invisible sign saying, “Make me feel important.” ~Dale Carnegie I once had my annual review with my manager who answered an ‘important’ phone call in the middle of our session. The review was already contentious so this interruption during an interaction that was supposed to focus on […]

I Am Another You

I am another you. You are another me. ~Mayan Greeting How would we treat each other if we saw ourselves in each and every person we encountered? Would we show compassion to each other if we recognized ourselves behind the eyes of the foreigner? Would the corrupt cop aim the gun if he imagined the criminal […]

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