It takes a fearless, unflinching love and deep humility to accept the universe as it is. The most effective way he knew to accomplish that, the most powerful tool at his disposal, was the scientific method, which over time winnows out deception. It can’t give you absolute truth because science is a permanent revolution, always subject to revision, but it can give you successive approximations of reality.
If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.
I respect the decision of others.
Like humility, generosity comes from seeing that everything we have and everything we accomplish comes from God’s grace and God’s love for us… Certainly it is from experiencing this generosity of God and the generosity of those in our life that we learn gratitude and to be generous to others. – God Has a Dream, p. 86.
The fledgling and ragtag American army turned its state into a semi-plausible advantage, encouraging enlistees to wear their own “hunting shirts” to build on the reputation of frontier marksmen.
He whose speech, behavior and humility captivates people’s minds, becomes worthy of worship by people.
The color-patches of vision part, shift, and reform as I move through space in time. The present is the object of vision, and what I see before me at any given second is a full field of color patches scattered just so. The configuration will never be repeated. Living is moving; time is a live creek bearing changing lights. As I move, or as the world moves around me, the fullness of what I see shatters. “Last forever!
The greatest danger, of course, was to believe that I was equal to them, because assurance can morph into arrogance that Death loves to prove unfounded.
Choose to be at peace with yourself and you will never have any battle to lose. Find yourself every reason and season to share your peace with others!
Gloating is a superficial glowing, floating is an idle flowing, and bloatedness is the paralysis of blowing up; because silent movement results in loud victories.