Sunday Saying -Misinformation and Communication

In this regular Sunday post, I welcome discussion of traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within their succinct words. Not only do they have an ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age, they may also impart knowledge; a knowledge that is passed to us in much the … Continue reading Sunday Saying -Misinformation and Communication

Sunday Sayings – Confidence

Confident people have it easy in life. At least they appear to. Nothing seems to be much of a problem or obstacle to them. But is that self-assurance always confidence or is it a little more complicated than that? Having confidence is not "They will like me"Confidence is I will be Fine if They Don't"Princess … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Confidence

Sunday Sayings – The Self

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

Sunday Sayings – Unhappiness

"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

Sunday Sayings – Change

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

Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment

Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, which morphed into 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. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a … Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment

Sunday Sayings

Several years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within those succinct few words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, they are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures, and the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. 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.