A child is like an axe; even if it hurts, you still carry them on your shoulders. Finnish Proverb Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, now 'Sunday Sayings.' I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Self
"The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks."Unknown Many of us want to be right! We think we are right. We try to be right. We even try to convince others that we are right. It may be because it elevates our social status, or … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Unhappiness
A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind. … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation
Refugees and Journalistic Bias The MOTH and I were discussing the situation of the Tamil Family- the subjects of failed applications for refugee status, in Australia. This, despite country Queensland being their home of many years and the small community of Biloela wanting, and indeed fighting, to keep them in Australia. Federal court injunctions were … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Being Open Minded and The Press
Sometimes we need to treasure the moment before it passes, never to come again.
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.