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Do not covet your….

Do not covet your ideas. give away everything you know, and more will come back to you – Paul Arden

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“What would my world be…”

“What would my world be like if I didn’t think this thought?”

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“The hero is the one…”

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths … Continue reading

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“Transform your perception…”

“Transform your perception like a flower that freshly opens every morning with the rising sun” – unknown

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“The work an unknown good man/woman has…”

“The work an unknown good man/woman has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.” – Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish Writer I had to update Carlyle’s quote to include “an unknown good woman”, … Continue reading

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“When nothing is sure…”

“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” – Margaret Drabble (1939-) English Novelist I think it is interesting that most of us do not think this way. We want to “know” what is going to happen. It is uncomfortable when … Continue reading

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“The mediocre teacher….”

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.– William Arthur Ward I think we have all had different kinds of teachers in our lives. I thought it would be interesting to share … Continue reading

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“The ideal society of the Taoists was….”

“The ideal society of the Taoists was cooperative, not acquisitive.” – Joseph Needham

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Number thirty-four

Today the corresponding Tao Te Ching reading is #34: The Great Tao flows everywhere, both to the left and to the right. The ten thousand things depend upon it, it holds nothing back. It fulfills its purpose silently and makes … Continue reading

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“Little progress can be made…”

“Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good.” – Calvin Coolidge

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