Category Archives: Seeing ‘what is’

Improved Means to an Unimproved End

First posted June 30, 2012 Living in a country where I have been programmed to consume, it’s difficult not to indulge to or even past the point of what I can afford. Things have not always been so in this … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Seeing 'what is', Self Awareness | Tagged , ,

Know What You Can Control and What you Can’t

Many believe the “Serenity Prayer”, of which a portion is used in 12 step meetings, was generally based on the writings of Roman stoic philosopher Epictetus. Here’s a translated section of one of his dialogues that shows that Epictetus’s thoughts … Continue reading

Posted in Seeing 'what is', What really matters, Wisdom | Tagged , ,

Wisdom Is NOT a Product of Thought

Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. In you, as in each human being, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Beyond the obvious, Life, Seeing 'what is', What really matters | Tagged , ,

Today

I have learned over a period of time to be almost unconsciously grateful–as a child is–for a sunny day, blue water, flowers in a vase, a tree turning red. I have learned to be glad at dawn and when the … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Seeing 'what is', Thankfulness | Tagged , ,

Be Tolerant

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Friedrich Nietzsche

Posted in Beyond the obvious, Coping, Seeing 'what is' | Tagged , ,

The Way…

One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Posted in Life as it really is, Seeing 'what is', Wisdom | Tagged , ,

What You See

Posted in Lessons learned the hard way, Life as it really is, Seeing 'what is' | Tagged , ,

What You Send

Posted in Perspective, Seeing 'what is', Self Awareness | Tagged , ,

Gate Open

Posted in Attitude, Seeing 'what is', What really matters | Tagged , ,

Life Is…

Posted in Attitude, Life as it really is, Seeing 'what is' | Tagged , ,