At 19 years old, 3 years after finding my way out of a hopeless life of drug addiction, I finally left behind my dead-end career as a short order cook and started a much more fulfilling career helping adolescents who were struggling with drugs, legal issues and other life problems as I once had. My …
Category Archive: Humility
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
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Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
Humility makes us teachable and wiser. It makes us better listeners and friends. It helps us examine ourselves without judgment. Here’s how we get there…
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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
-Teilhard de Chardin
Changing the things that make us who we are seems to be a daunting and impossible challenge. We may often have moments of inspiration and motivation when we stand up to the person we were and take on life with a whole new perspective. Eventually we find ourselves slipping back into our old ways and …
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The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.
Glacier National Park in Montana. Belief is Not Knowledge Although I have chosen to follow the Christian religion, and I believe strongly in the existence of Jesus Christ, I know that belief is different than knowledge. I do not know for certain that my understanding of God, life and death are as I believe them …
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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
-Daniel J Boorstin
Recognize Your Ignorance and Find Wisdom View from a ridge in Mount Diablo State Park in California. The recognition of the limitations in our knowledge is essential in gaining wisdom. This recognition is the deciding factor between growing old, bitter and stubborn or becoming brilliant and wise in our later years. Gaining wisdom with age …
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