Tag Archives: wisdom

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

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Look Closer

I came across this on-line and knew nothing of its authenticity. So I did a little research and found generally the free form poem is considered a “hoax” and not necessarily written by a “cranky old man”. Regardless of who … Continue reading

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All That Matters

Life was a bloody battlefield until I conquered the enemy and won the war. Now, life is a journey, and I am a warrior. Prepared for anything and weakened by nothing. There are hills and dales, mountains and plateaus, blind … Continue reading

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The Human Condition

Do you have too much love in your life? What about tenderness? Gentleness? Do you live with an excess of joy? Is there a surplus of luck in your life? Do things go your way too often? Are you winning … Continue reading

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Experiencing Without Attachment

From tinybuddha.com article someone posted today on Facebook. Full article here: link Accept the moment for what it is. Don’t try to turn it into yesterday; that moment’s gone. Don’t plot about how you can make the moment last forever. … Continue reading

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The Past Is Over

The past is never where you think you left it. Katherine Anne Porter

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The Hardest Lessons

Things will change: you won’t feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can’t feel real joy unless you’ve felt heartache. You can’t have a sense … Continue reading

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I’m Stepping Through the Door…

We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when Although I wasn’t there, he said I was his friend, which came as some surprise I spoke into his eyes I thought you died alone a long long time … Continue reading

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Few Minds More Brilliant

In history, there have been few minds more brilliant than that of the Greek philosopher, Plato. I mean, consider a man who was the student of Socrates and the teacher to Aristotle. Plato is one of the founding fathers of … Continue reading

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Forgive and Let It Go

Your heart is the beacon, your heart is the storm. Dare to embrace it; you’ll never be torn. Vanna Bonta

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