Monthly Archives: February 2013

Distraction & Love


David Kanigan, over at Lead.Learn.Live, this morning posted this excerpt from a book by Tony Schwartz .  I read it and commented.  I’m reposting my commenting here as well, because it goes to the heart of what I write about on … Continue reading

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Four Brief Piece of Advice — for People Everywhere


Originally posted on Full Catastrophe Living and Loving:
. 1. If I had one piece of advice for people everywhere, it would be this: think critically more often.  Try to spend some time every day thinking critically, examining yourself, your…

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Vase or Faces: Is Life Fundamentally Easy; Difficult; or Both?


. How do you view life—as something that fundamentally is supposed to be easy (which means that difficulty and hardship are aberrations)?  Or is life something that is essentially / fundamentally difficult and painful, a struggle (“life is suffering” said … Continue reading

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Fulton J. Sheen on Doing Good v Refraining from Doing Bad


Originally posted on Rubber Tyres –> Smooth Rides:
Fulton J. Sheen, Roman Catholic Bishop and early television preacher (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   “We can think of Lent as a time to eradicate evil or cultivate virtue, a time to…

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Martin Luther King on Love (and Loving the Enemy)


The meaning of love is not to be confused with some sentimental outpouring. Love is much deeper than emotional bosh. Jesus said, “Love your enemies.” We should be happy that he did not say, “Like your enemies.” It is almost … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness Doesn’t Always Make You Feel Happy—and, in Fact, it Shouldn’t; and Here’s Why


Originally posted on Full Catastrophe Living and Loving:
. Becoming a “better” person—becoming more centered, emotionally mature and stable, principled, conscientious, (yes, all of these nice adjectives and virtues I like to list), pensive, reflective, composed, affable, joyful, (you’re almost…

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Passion & Reason: Following Your Head & Following Your Heart (or Tuning Both & Following Both)


. . We’re all at the helm of something with an impressive amount of horsepower—this body, with its heart, ego, and genitalia, each full of their own passions, motivations, preferences, desires, aversions.  The ego wants fame, attention, power, immortality, runs … Continue reading

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Love (& a Whitman’s Sampler)


. “For children love is a feeling; for adults, it is a decision. Children wait to learn if their love is true by seeing how long it lasts; adults make their love true by never wavering from their commitment.” ― … Continue reading

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Why Is It Hard To Love Some People?


. “Why is love so hard for some people?” This was a search phrase that brought someone to my blog.  I do not know if that person found an answer to their question here or not, but I am going … Continue reading

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