Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Destiny



Try to live your life and be happy with your destiny, acquiring inner peace by love and good deeds.
(Marcus Aurelius)
5 April 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Remain Humble


If you noticed someone in error then correct this person and his mistake in a humble way. If he does not listen to you, blame yourself only; or, even better, do not blame anybody, but continue to be humble.
(Marcus Aurelius, in A Calendar of Wisdom, by Leo Tolstoy, 30 March)

2 April 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Principles


Principles are universal - that is, they transcend culture and geography. They're also timeless, they never change - principles such as fairness, kindness, respect, honesty, integrity, service, contribution. Different cultures may translate these principles into different practices and over time may even totally obscure these principles through the wrongful use of freedom. Nevertheless, they are present. Like the law of gravity, they operate constantly.
(Steven R. Covey, The 8th Habit, p. 46-7)

1 April 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Self-Righteous Anger


Self-righteous anger can be very enjoyable.
In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction 
from the fact that many people annoy us;
it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.
(As Bill Sees It, p. 153)
31 March 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Emotional Life


Remember, any time your emotional life is a function of someone else's weaknesses, you disempower yourself and empower those weaknesses to continue to mess [up] your life ...  Again, yesterday holds tomorrow hostage.
(Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit, p. 44)
30 March 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vision


Vision is the best manifestation of creative imagination and the primary motivation of human action. It's the ability to see beyond our present reality, to create, to invent what does not yet exist, to become what we are not yet ... It gives us capacity to live out of our imagination instead of our memory.
(Stephen R. Covey, First Things First, p. 103-4)
29 March 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sojourners


We have the obligation to pass on the environment to the next generation. We are only brief sojourners on this planet and must consider what happens after we are gone.
(Father Thomas Keating, Invitation to Love, p. 125)
28 March 2016