We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for July, 2012

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The Arduous Search For The Truth

‘If we want to set out on the arduous search for the truth, we must all summon up the courage to leave the lines along which we have thought until now and as the first step begin to doubt everything that we previously accepted as correct and true. Can we still afford to close our eyes and stop up our ears because new ideas are supposed to be heretical and absurd?’

Erich von Daniken
Author of Chariots of The Gods


The Pursuit Of Passion

‘Each person discovers a field of allurements, the totality of which bears the unique stamp of that person’s personality. Destiny unfolds in the pursuit of individual fascinations and interests. By pursuing your allurements, you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion.’

Dr. Brian Swimme
Evolutionary Cosmology
California Institute of Integral Studies
Author of The Universe Is A Green Dragon and The Universe Story


Everything We Hear–Everything We See

‘Everything we hear is an opinion–not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective–not the truth.’

Marcus Aurelius Antonius Augustus
Roman Emperor and Stoic Philosopher


Problems Do Not Go Away

‘Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.’

M. Scott Peck
American Psychiatrist
Author of The Road Less Traveled


Infinitely Precious Things

‘Ordinary riches can be stolen–real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.’

Oscar Wilde
Irish Writer and Poet


The Four Endowments

‘Every human has four endowments–self-awareness, conscience, independent will, and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom–the power to choose, to respond, to change.’

Stephen Covey
American Educator, Businessman, Motivational Speaker
Author of The Seven Habits Of Highly Successful People


Playfulness Allows For Unlimited Possibility

‘To be playful is not to be trivial or frivolous or to act as if nothing of consequence will happen. On the contrary, when we are playful, everything that happens is of consequence, for seriousness is a dread of the unpredictable outcome of open possibility. To be serious is to press for a specified conclusion. To be playful is to allow for unlimited possibility.’

James P. Carse
Author of Finite and Infinite
Professor Emeritus of History and Literature of Religion, New York University Games