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    Thought For Today

    This thread aims to bring a daily thought that will hopefully inspire those who, like me, are struggling on their pathway of coming to terms with their earthly existence. If you have anything of this nature, please share it with us here. I shall be glad to add it to my collection.

    Thought For Today




    Marie Curie, 1867-1964, wrote: ‘Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’ And as Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, pointed out: ‘Any fool can know. The point is to understand.’ You can be sure that it does not come from reading books alone. You may know something because you have read about it somewhere and still be a long way from understanding it. So, how does one find understanding? It grows quite naturally and organically within us when we just live our lives and move ever forwards, being mindfully present during all our experiences, making sure to feel our feelings and listen to the inner guidance we receive through them. That no doubt is why Søren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, concluded: ‘Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    “It is from the bystanders (who are in the vast majority) that we receive the propaganda that life is not worth living, that life is drudgery, that the ambitions of youth must he laid aside for a life which is but a painful wait for death. These are the ones who squeeze what excitement they can from life out of the imaginations and experiences of others through books and movies. These are the insignificant and forgotten men who preach conformity because it is all they know. These are the men who dream at night of what could have been, but who wake at dawn to take their places at the now-familiar rut and to merely exist through another day. For them, the romance of life is long dead and they are forced to go through the years on a treadmill, cursing their existence, yet afraid to die because of the unknown which faces them after death. They lacked the only true courage: the kind which enables men to face the unknown regardless of the consequences.”

    ― Hunter S. Thompson


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    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

    ― Hunter S. Thompson

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    We can speak things into being; and we do.
    and when you speak truth, then you speak paradise into being.
    and when you speak falsely you speak hell into being.
    and that’s the truth.
    and what that means is that with every decision that you make, you decide for yourself, and for everyone else, whether you’re going to tilt the world a little bit more towards hell, or a little bit more towards heaven. And that’s the burden you bear for your existence - the choices that you make as you pass through life.

    - Dr. Jordan Peterson
    It all starts with a name and flows from there. A ridiculous moniker springs to mind and it launches like a multi-lubed slippery-sloop down chutes made of buttery-floops. Down, down, down. We watch, spellbound. Rapturous. Glockenspiel. We do our due diligence with penitence and penicillin. Do what’s due, then dew drops on your moon-pops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized View Post
    We can speak things into being; and we do.
    and when you speak truth, then you speak paradise into being.
    and when you speak falsely you speak hell into being.
    and that’s the truth.
    and what that means is that with every decision that you make, you decide for yourself, and for everyone else, whether you’re going to tilt the world a little bit more towards hell, or a little bit more towards heaven. And that’s the burden you bear for your existence - the choices that you make as you pass through life.

    - Dr. Jordan Peterson
    Love the idea, but as evidenced time and again throughout our history, there's a passel of those that are oblivious to anyone/anything but theirselves and have no conscience

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    The simplest truths are written on the wall,
    where we see imaginary greatness in our fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeC View Post
    Love the idea, but as evidenced time and again throughout our history, there's a passel of those that are oblivious to anyone/anything but theirselves and have no conscience
    They too are in the process of evolving and in due course will grow into spiritual maturity.
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    I'm afraid I am praying to that teapot on the far side of the sun, but nice idea.

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    ‘It is neither the critic who counts nor the people who point out how the strong person stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to those who are in the arena and although their faces are marred by dust, sweat and blood, they strive valiantly, erring and coming short again and again, because there is no effort without it. But still they are striving to do their best with enthusiasm and great devotion. These people are spending themselves in a worthy cause and at best in the end they will know the triumph of high achievement. At worst, should their endeavours fail, they have been doing something and dared greatly. Therefore, their place will never be with cold and timid souls who are unfamiliar with victory and defeat.’

    Theodore Roosevelt
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    From ‘Words Of Wisdom & Healing From The Tree Of Life’

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    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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    It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
    Henry Ford

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    Sorry if I hijacked that a little, but I think that is one of the most important quotes of modern times, because it might stimulate people to check it out.

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    Here is some advice from the Mexican poet, A. Nervo: ‘About sublime and essential things do not talk to all, but seek the level of those you converse with, so as not to humble or distress anyone. When with the frivolous, be as frivolous as they are, gently dropping a petal from the flower of your dreams into their cup of frivolity. If they are not ready for it, be on your way smilingly, because you know that they will come to what you have found in their own time. Should someone pick up your petal, examine it and inhale its fragrance, carefully and discreetly allow them a few more glimpses of what grows in your magic inner garden. Tell them of the invisible Divinity that surrounds and penetrates everything. Maybe thoughts and feelings of love will enter their minds, to act as a key and an ‘open Sesame’ of the door to the only true freedom there is for humankind: spiritual freedom!’
    Who Is Blind?
    The one who is unable to perceive another world.
    Who is dumb?
    The one who cannot speak a kind and loving word at the right moment.
    Who is poor?
    The one who is plagued by too many desires.
    Who is rich?
    The one whose heart is contented.

    Anon.


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