thoughts

From the foremost thinkers of thoughts in America.
Money is what makes the modern economy operate. A country can hold it to inflate the value of its currency, or spread it
Interacting with people who are different from us--members of an "out-group"--can be stressful, and this is partly where
Years ago I read the Goethe quote, "The worst thing one can do is to think ill of oneself." It seemed true enough to me at the time -- I certainly thought ill of myself now and again and it never led to any good. But Goethe didn't say thinking ill of oneself was one of the worst things you could do; he said it was the worst thing you could do.
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
I got a note from a friend the other day saying she was in the mountains acclimating for a 100 mile race. My first response was, "Wow!" My second was, "Did she really mean 100 miles?" and my third was, "I think it would take me another lifetime to acclimate for a 100 mile race."
There's an old saying that "rain follows the plow." So is it true that realizing our true higher possibilities follows the interior work necessary to realize them
And in those moments... when we let go of our stubborn hold on our plan, the unexpected turn of events became another part
So the first step in meditation is to train the mind to go from wandering everywhere to focusing on one thing. How to do this?
Last week I had just finished re-landscaping my backyard when, within 24 hours, a new direction regarding the path of Hurricane Hermine became evident. In that moment I had an awareness of how absolutely powerless I felt in the immensity of the pending storm; my thoughts were busy painting a grim 3-D picture of my newly planted palm trees floating out to sea.
All birthdays with zeroes after them tend to stop us in our tracks and cause us to reflect. In the past I have breezed through those birthdays fairly easily, but this year 60 hit me like a brick wall.
Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.
See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
Life is a scary situation, you see. Happiness and good fortune are so rare in this miserable world that if luck should strike, one should firstly take it as an exception to the rule that nothing good ever happens and secondly, if good does happen, be quiet about it.
When terrorists killed 130 people in Paris, the world watched in shock. We took to social media to do the only thing we could
I hope that with awareness and education efforts, less children will be targeted for being "different" and more people will recognize the amazingness of marginalized communities.
Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.