G is for Gratitude

Are you grateful? Usually people only think once a year what they are "thankful" for, but do you remind yourself to think of the things you are grateful for? I know that I don't think of it everyday. There are a lot of things that I should be grateful for each day because I know … Continue reading G is for Gratitude

F is for Forgiveness

Sometimes the hardest thing to do in life is to forgive. Whether we are forgiving family, friends, or ourself, it can be very challenging. Moving on, forging through life, things will happen, we all make mistakes. Sometimes small, sometimes huge, mistakes will happen to everyone. It is the challenge of forgiving and moving on that … Continue reading F is for Forgiveness

Builders of Men

Everyone should read this! The Dalai Lama quote grabs your attention right away. I know that I want to live a life that I actually lived, instead of chasing the same piece of money day in and day out to no end. Great job KnowtheSphere! 😀

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The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

The human is a complex organism. Within the sphere of humanity we find the extremes, the hyperextreme and the simple. In a bombardment of culture, information, mental delusion and idealism, we tend to lose the very quality that makes us so special. We render the spirit mute in all of our frivolous pursuits of desire, resulting in a despondence that we continually deny.

The Dalai Lama is very accurate in his statement…

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E is for Express

This is probably one of my favorite verbs! Express: to show, manifest, or reveal. Everyone has something to express, feelings, ideas, opinions, talent. Each expression lends a person power, the power to show the world, their community and culture who they are innately. Expression has a way of taking over, even if it is suppressed … Continue reading E is for Express

D is for Distinctive

I do apologize for the late post on this one, as I had been sick and slept through my posting hours! 😀 There are many inspirational words that start with 'D'. Determined, discipline, duty, devotion, desire, dream, drive, ect. It took me some time to nail down a 'd' word to use for todays inspirational … Continue reading D is for Distinctive

In Love with Rilke

You ever have a poem that you read that you fall in love with? I finally tracked down the title of the poem from a book I had read a while back. It was a characters favorite poem, and only listed excerpts throughout the book. I do like Rilke, and have fun translating the German … Continue reading In Love with Rilke

Ap-uh-tuh-PEY-ik

Another fun little word, apotropaic. It is pronounced \ap-uh-truh-PEY-ik\. I always have fun figuring out the pronunciation of new words, especially if it is totally foreign to my vocabulary. Such as apotropaic. It means "intending to ward off evil" (Websters Dictonary.com). Apotropaic came into common usage in the 1880s. It comes from the Greek word … Continue reading Ap-uh-tuh-PEY-ik