I have been thinking about persistence, perseverance, resilience and the like. All good things, I am sure you would agree. Do you remember the Olympics a few years back when one of the rowers actually stopped rowing and caused her team to lose the race? She received lots of negative publicity. My question is, is it ever okay to say ‘I can’t give anymore energy to this’ ? Today I was pulling out some weeds […]
Needed to get out of the house today and enjoyed a short break at the beach. I took a few photos with my phone and edited (cropped) each of them a little differently. The bottom right was just taken from a different angle from where I was standing and the sun reappeared. What is it about the beach that is so calming – especially when there’s not many people about?
6. Just for Today, I will exercise my soul in three ways, to wit: (a) I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anybody knows of it, it will not count. (b) I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests just for exercise. (c) I will not show any one that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but today I […]
The Philosophy discussion group that I facilitate considered Confucius last week. Who would have thought that the topic would be so relevant – the 70th anniversary of Communism in China and the unrest in Hong Kong? Some of the comments that came out of the discussion included: ‘Confucius spoke of unity but what we see in China today is uniformity’; ‘it is so difficult to examine an Eastern Philosophy when we (in the group) all […]
For more information about this week’s Photo Challenge click HERE harmony (noun) =a situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other, or when things seem right or suitable together: Racial harmony = good feelings between different races. This photo was taken in Numbulwar in the Northern Territory of Australia in 1980. We lived in the remote Aboriginal community for 12 months while employed to assist the local Aboriginal people in running the […]