Tag Archives: Virtue

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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Know what’s within your control

“Above all, it is necessary for a person to have a true self-estimate, for we commonly think we can do more than we really can.” — Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 5.2 It may be cute to see a young … Continue reading

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Exercise Prudence with Integrity

“Allow yourself to think only those thoughts that match your principles and can bear the bright light of day. Day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny.” ― Heraclitus … Continue reading

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The Remover of Obstacles

“Patience is said to be the root and safeguard of all the virtues, not as though it caused and preserved them directly, but merely because it removes their obstacles.” – Aquinas One of my most meaningful objectives in life is … Continue reading

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Happiness – An Activity of the Soul

Anyone can wish to be happy, just as a person can wish for good health, but unless we exert ourselves in the right way, i.e. apply the appropriate means to achieve and maintain such a state, we are but participating … Continue reading

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ON PATIENCE

“Patience is the voluntary and prolonged endurance of arduous and difficult things for the sake of virtue or profit.” – Cicero How often have we heard others complaining about not having enough patience? What about yourself? Taking an honest look … Continue reading

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The Integrity of Words

Conscience… Is it real or an invention; A cultural machination to keep everyone in line. Imagination… A playground for thinking; Or a break from reality into an evolutionary decline. Free will… A rope around the neck; Loose enough to turn … Continue reading

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The Scales of Justice – The Luster of Virtue

The luster of virtue excels through justice Awakened in conscience and equanimity Through the release of pretence & wrongful gain Trust in providence; the gift of anonymity Immediately above resides the eighth stanza of nine from my poem titled The … Continue reading

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