Tag Archives: Ethics

Digging for Philosopher’s Gold

“Men dig tons of earth to find a measly piece of gold.” – Heraclitus An ounce of pure gold will land you about 2 thousand dollars here in Canada. Should you hire a private contractor to dig up your backyard … Continue reading

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Adjust Mindset towards Offenders

“Keep these nine points in your mind – take them as gifts from the Muses! – and begin at long last to be a human being, while life remains.” – Marcus Aurelius Things have a way of embedding themselves into … Continue reading

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Dignity Grounds the Profound

“Wisdom purges our minds of illusion, giving them a substantive dignity while curtailing the sort of dignity that is all empty show.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Based on this quote one might gather that dignity allows for composure … Continue reading

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Living with Congruence

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Gordon A Eadie We experience personal integrity when what we say, do and believe are in congruence. This doesn’t automatically fall into place, but requires ongoing effort and … 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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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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Rediscover your Kindred Star

“Aim for the brightest star to know who you truly are!” My personal mission statement can also be treated as an allegory by which to reveal more subtle layers of being. It is a reminder to reach for what is … Continue reading

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Turn problems into solutions

“This is the mark of perfection of character—to spend each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, laziness, or any pretending.” – Marcus Aurelius The manner in which we turn problems into solutions will largely reflect on our … Continue reading

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