Helen Keller

A Philosophy of Optimism In all things I choose to see the good and trust that it will prevail “Only by contact with evil could I have learned to feel by contrast the beauty of truth and love and goodness…It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is […]

Self-Reliance & Nonconformity

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude“ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance To keep the perfect sweetness of solitude in […]

Validation and Praise

Check immediately all popular applause and all flattery. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations I.16 We have an innate propensity to seek glory and praise. It is human nature to desire being liked and admired. I think recognition to some extent is part and parcel of a healthy self-esteem. The spiritual practitioner, however, transcends the need for recognition.The […]

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