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
Tokyo's Meji Shrine is not that far from the Gyoen's (The National Garden in Shinjuku), Sendegaya gate, but heavy rain might hamper your ability to navigate there correctly on foot. It will be particularly difficult if you're holding a tiny Japanese umbrella over two people, and trying to navigate using your smartphone's apps at the … Continue reading Magic Puddles at Meji
Amidst the craziness of Tokyo's Shinjuku district there is a heavenly oasis that calms, and relaxes even the most anxious mind. A place of serenity, I equate Gyoen to Heaven.
Each Sunday, I post a proverb, saying or quote and invite discussion on the various interpretations.
Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Quotes, sayings and proverbs are very useful words that we can use in our daily lives. Passed down from generations before us, we can heed their wisdom and apply all the various layers and concepts to our modern lives. Join me in discussing their meanings every Friday on Proverbial Friday.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest, for it is love and hate at the same time. Arab Proverb "Jealousy is rubbing salt into your own wound. " Terri Guillemets How often does a partner, family member or friend have a behaviour that makes you feel jealous or uncomfortable? … Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Jealousy
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~ Chinese Proverb Weekly Quotes I may have shared the Gandhi quote previously, but it is soberingly valuable words to repeat: - "Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep … Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Quitting
We all seek guidance in our lives. From friends, family, or religion. All generations have lived through and dealt with difficult circumstances and have formulated some helpful advice along the way in quotes, sayings and proverbs. We can much from them. Every Friday, I share some I find valuable and open a discussion as to their different meanings and interpretations. Join me. I value your opinion.
Weekly Quote "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." ~ Unknown I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. … Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Wisdom for Life