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wisdom

wisdom - The product of education, experience, rational thought and empathic feeling.


Themes related to wisdom include education, empathy.



recent wisdom posts

Edgar Cayce quote

"Meditation is listening to the divine within" Tags: Marty Downs, wisdom, meditation, mindfulness, quotes

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Desire and happiness - wisdom of Epictetus

Desiring anything which is not in our control is a recipe for misery. Desiring to achieve/make things which are in our control a recipe for fulfillment Epictetus ~ #quote #wisdom vs folly Tags: wholeness, wisdom, philosophy, Epictetus, psychology

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arts, hope and the best possible outcome

Thought for the day ... Visionary IS Having a clear vision of something that doesn't exist ... yet. Yet ... Yet it might one day. Paint your Best Possible Outcome In colours, songs, stories You never know who, or what, is listening www.pjf.org.uk @pjforguk Related: hope, art therapy, meaningful poems, imagery, wisdom, wholeness, BestPossibleOutcome

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quote - consumerism defined

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Coat of Many Colours - Dolly Parton

. . . I've never been a C&W fan, but I do like these lyrics. . related: wisdom, gratitude, poverty, values, DIY, self-sufficiency, music, vocal harmony female vocals 

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Thinking

Quote from CG Jung “Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.” ― Carl Jung    Related:  quotes, wisdom, psychology, projection

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Today's ditty ... A task isn't 'work' ... if you love it, A trial isn't 'jail' ... if you choose it, Responsibilities keep us sharp, Community is good for the heart, And the best multigym is ... housework Tags: poems, psychology, wisdom, exercise

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quotes to inspire

By far the best quote I've heard in ages: "Birds born in cages think flying is a disease." I know plenty of people in such circumstances ... it's never to late to open the cage

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Making, mending, sharing and gifts - or consumerism

Making, mending, sharing and gifts or consumerism If you borrow a vast amount of money, to buy a large, glossy, powerful car, you are likely to feel happier for a few months. Then feel no different to when you drove your old car. Then realise what misery debt creates. If you make or mend anything, no matter how small, it could be decorative or practical - it will give

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consumerism, creativity, debt, pathological wealth, positive mental attitude, wholeness, wisdom,
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Prayer of the unknown confederate soldier - health, wisdom, poems

I asked for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

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kindness and empathy in children's education

kindness is healing and contagious.  It costs nothing to give, and is precious to receive. Empathy and kindness work wonders, and benefit from practice. The more you give, the more you have. True Givers Revolution empathy and kindness in children's education As a tweet: #kindness is #healing and #contagious. http://blog.pjf.org.uk/2018/01/

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Multitasking is a disease of 21 st Century

And it doesn't work: Typical results of multitasking: The video makers description of the problem: People don't just cook anymore -- they're cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for -- gasp -- "monotasking."

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Life is a Journey

Life is a Journey life isn’t a destination it’s a journey life isn’t a noun it’s a verb if you need to fix something rushing and stressing I must get this job done you’re choosing to label it a problem. All the time you invest in the problem won’t be life it will be stress virtually everything we do can be a pleasure need to eat? Enjoy

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poem of hope

 Trump and Brexit protest votes half unconscious lemmings' jokes  disconnected toxic mess seize the moment start afresh tags: poems, hope, psychology, wisdom

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When new cars TV holidays leave you empty

When Albert first renovated an old car - when he was still in his teens - he felt an immense sense of freedom. Even then insurance was a ripoff, so he only used it for late summer - July through September. The only experience that matched it for liberty was later, when he lived "off grid", as it were, in a caravan - no rent, no services, close to nature. Slowly, some would say inexorably, the

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children, climate change, exercise, fiction, funny, leadbyexample, satire, votewithyourwallet, wholeness, wisdom,
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Where inspiration comes from, and how to destroy it

It is amazing how much clearer the world looks from the top of a hill (or a castle), and it strikes me that both locations are symbolic for that reason. I was particularly thinking of WALKING up a hill, but just walking has the desired effect, provided it is far enough from the madding crowd ... Trying to solve a problem whilst walking seems a bad idea for me - I'm likely to trip over my own

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A Ridiculous Hypothesis - Most work is an opportunity.

The hypothesis: Everything that we need to do, for whatever reason (other than zero-hours contracts 'work' for corporations on a minimum (or less) wage) is an opportunity. Why? That task, and that day, will never occur again, and trying to 'get it done' so that we 'make time' to collapse in front of the corporate TV with a tray of junk food is a disaster. For most people, if you examine

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wisdom, stupidity, consciousness, understanding quote

A stupid man will get understanding when a wild donkey gives birth to a man A quote from the English Bible, Job chapter 11, verse 12 Especially for Remulak (aka Anonymous). My response to your insightful comments regarding President Trumpet - the western world's icon of self-knowledge, empathy, consciousness and other false news. Tags: being, consciousness, leadbyexample, quotes, self

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The Passport is in the Heart

A Syrian mother by the bed her bandaged daughter weak but bright her limbs are broken, wounds are red but she is blessed with perfect sight Military plots obsessed with power accountants counting: number rules cost and benefit, profit and greed the numbers numb the minds of fools The child is data, her mother too advisers counsel, “it’s not much - collateral damage, life is thus” denial

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being, children, community, consciousness, debt, denial, heart, leadbyexample, mindfulness, poems, Syria, wisdom,
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easy steps to freedom

(tags: wisdom, freedom, advertising, alienation)  Thought for the day: Why does nearly everyone on the supermarket look confused, impatient, lost, oblivious to those around them? Why do they look angry when they get in their £23,000, black, 4 wheel drive, aggressive Shopping Trolley? examples: Because they have been taken over by advertising. Walking to the shop, buying what you

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Know thyself ... or wound others

Even in the tiny, quiet town of Smogdale, UpNorth County, in the UQ (the Untidy Queendom of Little England), the traffic congestion is getting so bad that Kevin the builder has a problem. Despite being a couple of inches short of 7 feet tall, well built and notoriously energetic, he doesn't want to carry his tools 200 yards from his van to his house every day after work. He doesn't want to carry

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being, consciousness, fiction, leadbyexample, mindfulness, projection, psychology, satire, self knowledge, selfcare, solar, wisdom,
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Beyond creativity, crafts and hobbies (but don't stop!)

I'm always keen to encourage people to make, mend, improve, create ANYTHING, rather than be a passive consumer.  But the best aspect of having busy hands goes beyond the product - when one's hands are busy, the mind has space to be receptive - and this is when the best insights, ideas, resolutions rise mysteriously to the surface. Making your own clothes, food, whatever reduces alienation,

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BestPossibleOutcome, creativity, hobbies, hope, leadbyexample, psychology, selfcare, spirit, wisdom,
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A Guide for the Perplexed - evolution of consciousness

A work in progress. And as the goal is wholeness, let's hope that the work never completes ... an optimistic and ambitious overview of the development of consciousness in the individual featuring wholeness, psychology, wisdom This has been upgraded to the more optimistic Twitter Genesis, an idea of the generation of consciousness within the individual, expressed as hashtags - twitter does have

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Broke and Free = paradise

For hundreds of years the landed 'nobles' of Europe stole the produce of their serfs (slaves) and stole land from each other using the 'patriotic' curse to propel their slaves into war: millions of dead millions of widows millions of widowers millions of orphans millions of sufferers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and worse … much worse , and no treatment or understanding. And they no

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alcohol, consumerism, fiction, freedom, history, paradise, pathological wealth, politics, psychology, reinventing slavery, selfcare, wisdom,
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Paradise Found

Ancient Ivor is giving young Paul a lift in his car. Paul chats continually and is agitated about Ivor driving so slowly. "Where's the radio?" Paul asked. There isn't one. After fifteen minutes, Ivor stops in a lay-by. "I need you to be quiet for five minutes. Empty your mind and look at the world. After each minute, or thereabouts, I'll ask you a question." "Okay Gov. You're the boss.

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slowest lessons to learn

psychology/sociology - from the point of view of a 360 year old non-feeding vampire. What are the slowest lessons to learn? The answer is easy, the details aren't! Patience and wisdom. A 360 year old non-feeding vampire is still on the journey, and probably will never 'arrive' at this desirable destination ... For example, the most annoying and inconsiderate people will believe absolute,

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denial, fiction, hope, psychology, selfcare, sociology, symbolic, TibestianUndead, wisdom,
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Consciousness - The World in ones Head

Tibestian Book of the Undead, part 5 I think I was about 50 when I first realised that many people's world is almost entirely in their minds. I'd known for decades that people are complicated, very different .. weird. Including yours truly, of course. The first example I recall was when I'd spent many months rebuilding a barn, as well as having a full time job. I finished making the roof

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The Second Book of Job - poem

The Second Book of Job Darkness Past F is for fear the steps lead down through cobwebs and damp to a tomb underground through memories lost embedded in ice trials and torments from lovers of vice all that destroy you those icons of lethargy feed their projections on unconscious envy all that control you say love is too dear and build domination on unconscious fear

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alchemy, empathy, gardens, hope, humanism, institutional mind, leadbyexample, love, meaningful poems, poems, politics, psychology, sociology, spirit, wisdom,
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musical narrow minds or open?

Music On BBC radio 3 this morning; a discussion about people having to apologise to their peers for liking classical music. In this era of potentially free access to all music, the pigeon holes could even be discarded altogether. Apologising for liking classical music: I recently saw Sting - Live in Berlin ... white man's reggae, with rock guitarist and drummer, an Arabic drummer, female

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beyond religious extremism

After watching the BBC Panorama program following the police and "religious" terrorists in Pakistan, the most striking observation was the constant repetition by the captured murderers "they're all in it together." In what? Most people, in all countries, are victims of the few that create social and political problems. Often those with an unhealthy obsession with power. There is a simpler

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Emily Dickinson stood up and lived

I'm pleased to hear that she lived :) Emily Dickinson Three times -- we parted -- Breath -- and I -- Three times -- He would not go -- But strove to stir the lifeless Fan The Waters -- strove to stay. Three Times -- the Billows tossed me up -- Then caught me -- like a Ball -- Then made Blue faces in my face -- And pushed away a sail That crawled Leagues off -- I liked to see -- For thinking --

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