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

Miracles Of Life

Authenticity
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American Indian Tradition Speaks of Three Miracles

  1. The first miracle is that anything exists at all.
  2. The second miracle is that living things exist.
  3. The third miracle is that living things exist that know they exist.

As human beings conscious of ourselves, we represent the third miracle.

Who Was Pythagoras?

Pythagoras

Mathematician and Philosopher

Pythagoras (c. 580-500 BC) was an Ionian (Greek) mathematician and philosopher. He was a contemporary of Buddha, Lao Tzu, and Confucius.

Pythagoras is best known for the Pythagorean Theorem, a mathematical theorem which says c2 = a2 + b2. That is, in a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

……..Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem

Religious and Philosophical Movement

Pythagoras established the Pythagorean Brotherhood at his academy in Crotone, Italy. This was a religious and philosophical movement that influenced Aristotle and Plato, and made an important contribution to the development of western philosophy. Pythagoras and his followers believed that everything was related to mathematics and everything could be predicted and measured in rhythmic patterns or cycles.

The Pythagoreans were vegetarians and believed in the transmigration of souls. They also, rather curiously, believed beans to be special and would not eat them. Pythagoras is said to have been killed by an angry mob when he refused to run through a bean field to escape their pursuit.

Mathematics: How the World Works
How the World Works: Mathematics: From Creating the Pyramids to Exploring Infinity
Anne Rooney

Background on Anne Rooney

What Matters Most In Life?

Touching Moments

Intimate Moments

The things that matter most in our lives are not the fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch each other, when we are there in the most attentive and caring way. This simple and profound intimacy is the love that we all long for. These moments of touching and being touched can become the foundation for a path with heart, and they take place in the most immediate and direct way.

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

…..Mother Teresa

A Path With Heart
A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life

Jack Kornfield

How Are We Connected To Each Other?

Interconnected

A Web of Connections

The universe is one thing. Everything and everyone is interconnected through a web of stories. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all in silent conversation.

Do no harm. Practice compassion. And do not gossip behind anyone’s back – not even a seemingly innocent remark! The words that come out of our mouths do not vanish but are perpetually stored in infinite space, and they will come back to us in due time.

One person’s pain will hurt us all. One person’s joy will make everyone smile.

…..Shams of Tabriz

The Forty Rules of Love
The Forty Rules of Love

Elif Shafak