Tag Archives: Practical Wisdom

Clarifying Thought

You find yourself in an old library at night with only a candle to keep the place lit. Any sudden movement will cause the flame to flicker, dimming the overall intensity of light, and making the books difficult to read. … Continue reading

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Implications & Conclusions

In all circumstances there are conditions that have come into play due to other conditions, and they in turn have arisen in like manner. Such a casual unfolding is as natural as photosynthesis or the respiratory system. Breathe in, breathe … Continue reading

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Assumptions – A Means for Reasoning

Every time you leave the front door to transmute across town you are making assumptions. You assume that drivers will not run you down, that the flooring below your feet will hold you up, and that lightening will not strike … Continue reading

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Concepts – Components of Thought

Have you ever stopped to wonder how the mind immediately envisions a thing upon hearing its name? As soon as we hear the words: forest, mountains, night sky, stars, moon light reflected on a calm still pond… then there it … Continue reading

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Inferences and Interpretations

There is something that we do with our minds on a regular basis without realizing ‘how’ we are doing it. That is we are constantly making inferences regarding the things we perceive and think about. For the most part we … Continue reading

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Information – Bridge the Gap

Information is required to exercise good judgement. Not just any information will suffice, but that which is relevant, reliable and valid. To avail of information effectively we need to ask the right kind of questions. Is the primary source of … Continue reading

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Question at Issue

During our pursuits in life we’ll be faced with hindrances of various sorts, so coming to terms with the nature of such difficulties is a step in the right direction. The more we know about potential obstacles the better we … Continue reading

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Purpose Guides Thinking

Purpose is fundamental to the way we think, speak and act. You have probably heard of the saying, ‘everything happens for a reason.’ Well there is also a purpose for everything we do. These statements don’t mean the same thing … Continue reading

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Reasoning – Discursive Thinking

If you can come up with 10 good reasons to start something new, then it’s probably worth the effort? The process of thinking up a number of reasons to begin a project is often the easy part, whereas the task … Continue reading

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Shrewdness – Quick Wittedness

“If docility involves our willingness to listen to others, shrewdness involves the ability to size up a situation quickly on one’s own.” Without getting into all the rigmarole and to keep this week’s message simple, ponder the following ‘idea’ to … Continue reading

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