Live Each Day With Passion
- The Past Doesn’t Have A Future, But You Do.
- Believe In Yourself And In Your Dreams.
- Make The Most Of Every Day.
- Action Will Turn Your Dreams Into Success.
- Look At Life Through The Windshield, Not The Rear-view Mirror.
- When You Stop Giving, You Stop Living.
- Live Each Day With Passion, And You’ll Never Have Regrets.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And it is because in the last analysis we ourselves are part of the mystery we are trying to solve.
The Seeker’s Guide
Thoughts and Images
The mind loves to travel in familiar territory, endlessly recycling thoughts and images we have thought a thousand times before. We move through the world making it familiar through our concepts and labels.The world doesn’t invite or command us to impose our thoughts of “good,” “bad,” “beautiful,” or “ugly” – yet we find ourselves freezing the universe into something known through concept, memory, and association.
Within all the activity there is little room for surprise. Intuitively, we may understand that our capacity to deepen and learn is linked to be surprised by life, by other people, and by ourselves. Our concepts, ideas, and knowledge can only tell us what we think about the world, drawing on memory and association. To know anything fully, we must learn to be still, to listen, and allow it to reveal itself to us.
The Buddhist Path to Simplicity
1st Century CE
In the 1st century CE, the Roman Empire spanned an area from the Persian Gulf westward to Spain and Britain and from the Rhine frontier in Germany southward to the Sahara Desert. The Empire encompassed the entire perimeter of the Mediterranean basin, while its trade networks extended to Bactria (central Asia), India, Arabia, and Nubia (area along the Nile).
Roman expansion began in the 3rd century BCE, but the high-water mark for imperialism was the reign of Augustus (29 BCE-14 CE). Nonetheless, the empire continued to expand throughout the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. The result was a “global economy,” or at least the closest to one that can be imagined for the ancient Western world.
The Greek term often used to refer to the empire was oikoumene, often translated as “world”. From it we get the English word “economy,” but it originally carried the sense of “the managed realm.” From a Roman perspective, fit meant “the world we inhabit and control” – in other words, the Roman empire.
From Jesus to Christianity
L. Michael White
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
We can’t know that we want to make a change until we first know we have a problem. Even when we’ve identified a problem, we need to know where we’re starting from to understand the job ahead of us.
To make a change in our lives, we need to know where we are right now.
Daily Book of Positive Quotations