Category Archives: Philosophy

The Splendour of Beauty’s Light

“If all people worked for the beautiful, and endeavoured to do the most beautiful things, everything people need in common, and the greatest good for each in particular, would be achieved.” – Aristotle How the trees of the forest run … Continue reading

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Constantly Adapt to Change

“You cannot step twice into the same river; for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.” – Heraclitus One is bound to receive many bumps & bruises while moving through the rapids of shallow thinking. We all know this … Continue reading

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Being of Great Soul

“A great-souled person doesn’t chase after things held in popular esteem, or things in which others excel; the actions he is inclined to perform are few, but great and renowned.” – Aristotle As it stands the topic of today’s discussion … Continue reading

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How to be Humane

“To help others, one must first establish one’s own humane character” – Confucius To be humane is to be concerned for the well being of others, and to work within one’s means to achieve such an end. This is my … Continue reading

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Approaching Death

“To prepare oneself for death is to prepare oneself for freedom. The one who has learned to die has unlearned to be a slave.” – Montaigne For the one thing in life that is absolutely certain, namely death, we seem … Continue reading

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Break the Mirror

Creative Writing Prompt: Assume that the closest solar system is identical to ours in every which way. In the year 2050 you and a group of astronauts are sent off to visit its version of planet earth. Half ways there … Continue reading

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Face Difficulty with Grit

“A path along Mount Scio remains pressed during winter. This is where my ideas for writing is born. These trees hear my song and are glad.” My morning walks are more challenging this time of year. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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Behold Oneness of Mind

“Your apprehension carries the impression from a real object and displays it inside you so that it makes the mind turns turn towards it. And if, when turned, the mind bends towards it, that bending is love.” – Dante To … Continue reading

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Enable noble desires to surface

We could say that every human desire – no matter how narcissistic or indulging – has some trace of goodness to it; some small intent to attain what is beneficial. This would imply that there are desires more advantageous than … Continue reading

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Grow in Love and Wisdom

What does it mean to grow in love and wisdom? Can we have one and not the other? A beautiful horse gallops across the grassy fields on a warm summer’s day; the swiftness of its beating hooves a delicate sound … Continue reading

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