"The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge In the wake of #Black Lives Matter, some folk appear inclined to believe that being strong is a way to win respect, when it is just a way to promulgate… Continue reading Kindness – An Antidote to Self Criticism
Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogen. Better a bird in hand then 10 in the forest.Swedish Proverb “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey Are you constantly seeking contentment? Marc and… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Contentment
Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people - Carl Jung Are You Having a Bad Day? Recently a family member had a bad day. A really bad day. Everyone has them. Some are worse than others. No matter how bad it becomes, a bad day is… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day
Throughout our lives, we constantly hear sageful advice such as: "Treat one another as you would like to be treated yourself "- That wise old Confucian saying of "Do Unto Others as You would have Done Unto You." We hear this, we know this, well most of us implicitly know this, yet often despite this,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Kindness
How mature are we at handling group conflict and disagreement? i invite you to join in our discussion on consensus truth and group objectives.
Speaking the truth - is knowing who you are, but is it always the best thing for everybody? "Don't wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary." -Lena Dunham So many around us choose to conceal, hide or change the truth to protect others or enhance ourselves.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Truth
Mostly anonymous, proverbs and sayings are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives lived.
When did you lose your idealism? Or gain a degree of cynicism and/or wisdom?
"Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options." -Chris Rock Managing money often results in behaviours that might be regarded as greed or human competitiveness . Some folks feel an adrenaline rush at the prospect of making unexpected money. Creating wealth is often perceived to be a… Continue reading More on Greed Risk and Desire
You cannot step in the same river twice - Middle Eastern Proverb Can 'change' be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end? Weekly Quotes “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” -Ben Franklin Confucius “The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Change
What is the soul? Can you define what it means to you in secular terms?
I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Differences and Reality TV
We all live on planet earth and everyone wants their own space. We are all individuals yet we share our world with billions of others. Timeless words As a social species, we depend on others to live in this world. Yet we will be alone in the world if we do not have a bridge… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Building Bridges to Happiness