What Are The Benefits Of Living With Integrity?

Integrity

How can we expect to deepen in understanding if we do not live an ethical life? Living without integrity, we endlessly create the conditions for unpleasant mind states and feelings to arise.

….U Pandita

A commitment to integrity is a commitment to living a life without residues, a life of loving kindness and freedom. Words, thought, and actions of loving kindness and integrity leave no trace of regret in our minds and hearts.

Buddhist Path to Simplicity
The Buddhist Path to Simplicity

Christina Feldman

Self-Transformation: The Greatest Gift We Can Give

Self-transformation

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

…..Lao Tzu

Future Consciousness
Future Consciousness

Thomas Lombardo

What Makes A Classic?

Classics

Qualities of Classics

Classic describes moments when the human mind peaks in its grasp of the true, the good, and the beautiful. There is no canonical agreement of what makes a classic a classic. However, there do seem to be certain qualities without which the term classic would seem a compliment misapplied:

  • Excellence
    The excellence of a classic is such that it seems to enjoy an inexhaustibility of meaning. The opposite of a classic is a period piece, fad, momentary, or provincial thing with glitzy celebrity.
  • Universality
    Classics melt borders geographically and temporally. Classics are as at home today as they were yesterday – and maybe even more so today as new developments make their insights even more relevant and more obviously true.
  • Shock
    Classics jostle how we see the world. Classics are subverse of petty and sectarian orthodoxies and ideologies. In a classic, the might be triumphs over the grip of the status quo.
  • Hope
    Hope follows like a corollary to excellence, universality, and shock. Hope has universal appeal and opens previously unexpected horizons. Hope enlarges our sense of possibility and invites participation.
  • Fruitfulness
    Classics are fruitful in two ways: they spawn other classics, and over time, more is found in them than was even suspected by the original authors. Classics are perennials that rise to new life with each new opportunity. Millennia later their insights may be vindicated as they could not have been when first created. In the presence of a classic, standards rise and thus critical thought is encouraged.

Christianity Without God
Christianity Without God: Moving beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic Moral Narrative

Daniel C. Maguire

How Can We Create Our Future?

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.

The Past Doesn't Have A Future, But You Do
The Past Doesn’t Have a Future, But You Do: Achieving the Future That’s in Your Hands
Byrd Baggett

When Should We Start Living?

this moment

This Fleeting Moment
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Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.
     Marie Baynon Ray